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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