East Side Lake
|East Side Lake|
In winter. Picture taken from the Oakland Avenue bridge over Dobbins Creek looking north-northeast.
|Primary inflows||Dobbins Creek|
|Primary outflows||Dobbins Creek|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||40 acres (16 ha)|
East Side Lake is a 40 acres (16.19 ha) reservoir in Austin, Minnesota in western Mower County, which is in the southeast part of the state. It is one of two man-made lakes in Mower County (the other is Lake Louise), which is one of only four counties in Minnesota without a natural lake. The majority of the lake is only 5-6 feet deep.
The lake's only tributary and only outflow is Dobbins Creek, which starts in Red Rock Township and flows through Nicolville. As reported in the Star Tribune , untreated sewage (including feces) from Nicolville is dumped into Dobbins Creek a mere three miles (5 km) upstream from East Side Lake. Fecal bacteria have been measured at up to 11 times the level allowed in surface water by state law.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
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