- Projects and Programs
- Alum Treatments
- Carp Management
- Ferric Chloride Treatment Facility
- Fish Lake Shoreline & Prairie Restoration Project
- CR 12/17 Wetland Restoration
- Lower Prior Lake Protection Projects
- Raymond Park Restoration Project
- Spring Lake Shoreline Restoration
- Sutton Lake Stormwater Storage Project
- Rules and Permitting
- 2020 Water Resources Management Plan
- News & Events
- Learn More
- Get Involved!
- 50th Anniversary of the District
- Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)
- Farmer-Led Council (FLC)
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Cost Share – Fund Your Project
- Training & Workshops
Welcome to the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District
Our mission is to manage and preserve the water resources of the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District to the best of our ability using input from our communities, sound engineering practices, and our ability to efficiently fund beneficial projects which transcend political jurisdictions.
The PLSLWD office (located in the lower level of City Hall) is open Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. If you need to drop something office in our office and the front window gate is down, feel free to drop your items at the front desk of City Hall.
Current Lake Level Information for Upper and Lower Prior Lakes
The Prior Lake level logger and graph have been fixed. The Spring Lake logger is still out for repair. We were eager to get the logger installed. The ice sheet caused the logger and well to become submerged.
Since early April, all of the lakes in the upper watershed (Fish Lake and Buck Lake for example) are full and are discharging into Spring Lake. Spring Lake is also “full” and is discharging to Upper and Lower Prior Lakes.
We expect the Prior Lakes to continue to slowly rise over the next few weeks. By how much and how quickly, will highly depend on weather conditions.
The map below shows how the water flows through the Watershed.
The District’s rules were adopted on May 10, 2022 and became effective on June 1, 2022. Click HERE to download the adopted rules.
The PLSLWD is seeking Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Members
Interested in serving your community by working directly with the Watershed District? The PLSLWD is looking for passionate District residents to join the Citizen Advisory Committee! The CAC influences the work of the District by providing input and recommendations to the board on District programs and projects. CAC members are appointed by the Board of Manager and serve three-year terms. CAC meetings are typically held on the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. To read more about the committee and complete the application, click the following link:
The Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District includes 14 major bodies of water, over 730 wetlands and one County Ditch.
Check out our Projects page to see what we’re doing to manage and preserve our local water resources!