Public Waters Name Changes

Public Waters and Public Waters Wetlands Name Changes

Some public waters and public waters wetlands contained in the original Public Waters Inventory lists have had their names legislatively or legally changed. The changes are listed below by county.

PWI Type:
P = Public Waters
W = Public Waters Wetlands

County
Basin ID#
PWI Type
PWI Name
Minnesota DNR Commissioner
Approved Name Changes
Other Names*
 
Aitkin
1-3
P
Dutch
 
Sandabacka
Aitkin
1-4
P
Sandabacka
 
Dutch
Aitkin
1-132
P
Hansen Lake
 
Hanson Lake
Aitkin
 
P
Unnamed to Unnamed
Musselshell Creek
 
Becker
3-82
P
Squaw Lake
Wahbegon Lake
 
Becker
3-105
P
Collett Lake
Collet Lake
 
Becker
3-219
P
Squaw Lake
Equay Lake
 
Becker
3-287
P
Pickeral Lake
 
Pickerel Lake
Becker
3-357
P
Monson Lake
 
Munson Lake
Becker
3-638
P
Beseau Lake
Bijou Lake
 
Beltrami
4-161
P
Bailey Lake
Des Moines Lake
 
Beltrami
4-163
W
Des Moines Lake
 
Unnamed
Beltrami
 
P
Squaw Creek
Arntson Creek
 
Big Stone
6-135
P
South Rockwell Lake
South Rothwell Lake
 
Big Stone
6-147
P
North Rockwell Lake
North Rothwell Lake
 
Brown
8-54
P
Altematt Lake
 
Altermatt Lake
Carlton
 
P
Moose River
Moose Horn River
 
Carlton
 
P
Squaw Creek
Fond du Lac Creek
 
Carlton
 
P
West Branch Moose Horn River
West Fork Moose Horn River
 
Carver
10-216
W
Unnamed
McKnight Lake
 
Carver
10-217
W
Unnamed
Lake Jonathan
 
Carver
10-225
W
Unnamed
Brickyard Clayhole
 
Carver
10-226
P
Firemen's Lake
Firemens Clayhole
 
Cass
11-203
P
Squaw Point - Leech Lake
Oak Point - Leech Lake
 
Cass
11-265
P
Squaw Lake
Little Woman Lake
 
Cass
11-282
P
Mann Lake
Man Lake
 
Cass
11-305
P
Squaw Point - Gull Lake
Gull Point - Gull Lake
 
Cass
11-361
P
Sanburn Lake
Sanborn Lake
 
Cass
11-469
P
Anoway Lake
Anway Lake
 
Cass
11-729
W
Squaw Pond
Scout Camp Pond
 
Clearwater
15-5
P
Squaw Lake
Ozawindib Lake
 
Cook
16-24
P
Squaw Lake
Olga Lake
 
Cook
16-175
P
Lower Trout Lake
 
Bower Trout Lake
Cook
16-417
P
Trucker Lake
 
Tucker Lake
Cook
16-539
P
Unnamed
Jester Lake
 
Cook
16-626
P
Jap Lake
Paulson Lake
 
Crow Wing
18-7
W
Unnamed
Kutil Lake
 
Crow Wing
18-76
P
Long Lake
Placid Lake
 
Crow Wing
18-78
W
Whang Lake
Vang Lake
 
Crow Wing
18-79
W
Long Lake
Peterson Lake
 
Crow Wing
18-80
P
Goose Lake
Arbor Lake
 
Crow Wing
18-94
P
Mud Lake
Lake Cuyuna
 
Crow Wing
18-153
W
Unnamed
Mine Lake
 
Crow Wing
18-184
P
Roger Lake
 
Rogers
Crow Wing
18-207
P
Square Lake
Little Emily Lake
 
Crow Wing
18-426
W
Bergland Lake
Berglund Lake
 
Douglas
21-34
P
Unnamed
Mill Pond
 
Douglas
21-42
P
Chicks (Childs)
 
Childs
Douglas
21-103
P
Lake Cowdry
Lake Cowdrey
 
Douglas
21-111
P
Cook (Cork)
 
Cork
Douglas
21-125
P
Kiehne Lake
Private Lake
 
Douglas
21-191
W
Unnamed
Martin Lake
 
Douglas
21-225
P
Mud (Long) Lake
Golden Pond
 
Douglas
21-306
P
Unnamed
Holl Lake
 
Freeborn
24-025
P
Pickeral
 
Pickerel
Goodhue
25-13
W
Devil's Lake
Devils Lake
 
Hennepin
27-31
P
Lake Calhoun
Bde Maka Ska
Hennepin
27-99
W
Mud Lake
Lake Camelot
 
Hennepin
27-108
P
Snyder Lake
Kreatz Lake
 
Hennepin
27-110
P
Lake Wobegon
 
Cavanaugh
Hennepin
27-121
P
Schmidt Lake
Edward Lake
 
Hennepin
27-189
P
Tom Lake
Lake Irene
 
Hennepin
27-467
W
Kreatz Lake
Unnamed Wetland
 
Hennepin
27-468
W
Unnamed Wetland
Snyder Lake
 
Hubbard
29-195
W
Deer
 
Deep
Itasca
31-174
W
Herrigan
 
Harrigan
Itasca
31-175
P
Button Bow
 
Buttonbox
Itasca
31-177
P
Little Island
 
Trible
Itasca
31-179
P
Trible
 
Little Island
Itasca
31-639
P
Balloon Lake
Hooligan Lake
 
Itasca
31-711
P
Unnamed
Lang Lake
 
Itasca
31-640
P
Barney Lake
Balloon Lake
 
Itasca
31-802
P
Lac A Roy Lake
Lac a Roy Lake
 
Itasca
31-812
P
Big Club Lake
 
Ball Club Lake
Itasca
31-837
P
Norma Lake
 
Noma Lake
Itasca
31-877
P
Squaw Lake
Natures Lake
 
Itasca
31-1101
P
Unnamed Lake
Boiler Lake
 
Kandiyohi
34-158
P
Mud Lake (Monongalia)
Lake Monongalia
 
Kandiyohi
34-169
P
Wagonga Lake
Lake Wakanda
 
Kandiyohi
34-421
W
Unnamed
Dia Linn Lake
 
Koochiching/St. Louis
 
P
Squaw Creek
Bois Forte Creek
 
Koochiching
36-19
P
Tuefer Lake
 
Teufer Lake
Lake
38-57
P
Hogback Lake
Canal Lake (38-0057-02)
- south arm
 
Lake
38-57
P
Hogback Lake
Hogback Lake (38-0057-01)
- north arm
 
Lake
38-584
P
Pictro Lake
 
Pietro Lake
Lake
38-668
P
Swallow (Deep) Lake
Deep Lake
 
Lake
38-811
P
Squaw Bay - Fall Lake
Mist Bay - Fall Lake
 
Lake
 
P
Squaw Creek
Fall Creek
 
Lake
 
P
Unnamed to Split Rock River
Strand Creek
 
LeSueur
40-57
P
Lake Frances
 
Lake Francis
LeSueur/Scott
 
P
Unnamed to Raven Creek
Philipps Creek
 
Martin
46-14
P
Wilmert Lake
Willmert Lake
 
Martin
46-23
P
Bardwell Lake
Mud Lake
 
Meeker
47-17
P
Long Lake
Collins Lake
 
Meeker
47-37
P
Mud Lake
Boo Lake
 
Meeker
47-53
P
Benton Lake
 
Hurley Lake
Meeker
47-54
P
Hurley Lake
 
Benton Lake
Meeker
47-69
P
North Buckley (Rush) Lake
North Buckley Lake
 
Meeker
47-70
P
South Buckley (Smiley) Lake
South Buckley Lake
 
Morrison
49-73
P
Mott Lake
 
Alott Lake
Morrison
 
P
Arramba Creek
Mischke Creek
 
Murray
51-79
P
Iran Lake
 
Iron Lake
Olmsted
 
P
Unnamed
Minnow Brook
 
Otter Tail
56-247
P
Fischer (Carroll) Lake
Fischer Lake
 
Otter Tail
56-381
P
Mud (Amor) Lake
Amor Lake (56-0381-01) - east arm
 
Otter Tail
56-381
P
Mud (Amor) Lake
Mud Lake (56-0381-02) - west arm
 
Otter Tail
56-386 (3)
P
Big McDonald #2
McDonald Lake (56-0386-03)
 
Otter Tail
56-513
P
Ottos (Lewis) Lake
Ottos Lake
 
Otter Tail
56-532
P
Leek (Trowbridge) Lake
Leek Lake (56-0532-02) - west arm
 
Otter Tail
56-532
P
Leek (Trowbridge) Lake
Trowbridge Lake (56-0532-01)
- east arm
 
Pine
 
P
Unnamed
Rock Dam Creek
 
Polk
60-288
P
Unnamed
Schulstad Lake
 
Polk
60-329
P
Wahl
Bakken
 
Pope
61-114
W
Unnamed
Fosse Lake
 
St. Louis
69-35
P
Murphy Lake
Tommila Lake
 
St. Louis
69-44
P
Long Lake
Butterball Lake
 
St. Louis
69-47
P
Mud Lake
Black Mallard Lake
 
St. Louis
69-49
P
Unnamed
Little Butterball Lake
 
St. Louis
69-97
P
Old Squaw Lake
Nightengale Lake
 
St. Louis
69-166
P
Sparrow Lake
 
Purvis Lake
St. Louis
69-254
P
Bearhead Lake
 
Bear Head Lake
St. Louis
69-378
P
Unnamed Island - Vermilion Lake
Holmbo Island - Vermilion Lake
 
St. Louis
69-498
P
Squaw Island - Trout Lake
Equay Island - Trout Lake
 
St. Louis
69-630
W
Mud Lake
Golden Pond
 
St. Louis
69-693
P
Lone Squaw Island - Namakan Lake
Nokomis Island -
Namakan Lake
 
St. Louis
69-693
P
Squaw Narrows - Namakan Lak
e
Voyageur Narrows -
Namakan Lake
 
St. Louis
69-738
P
Long Lake
Mulden Lake
 
St. Louis
69-797
P
Mud Lake
Watercress Lake
 
St. Louis/Koochiching
 
P
Squaw Creek
Bois Fort Creek
 
St. Louis
 
P
Unnamed to Dark River
Watercress Creek
 
St. Louis
 
P
Unnamed to
South Branch Whiteface River
Kim's Creek
 
St. Louis
 
P
Long Lake Creek
Butterball Creek
 
Scott
70-153
W
Unnamed
 
Jeffers Pond
Scott
70-260
W
Unnamed
Featherstone Lake
 
Scott/LeSueur
 
P
Unnamed to Raven Creek
Philipps Creek
 
Sherburne
71-31
W
Unnamed
Prairie Hill Lake
 
Sherburne
71-34
W
Unnamed
Lake Margritte
 
Sibley
72-18
P
Mud Lake
Erin Lake
 
Stearns
73-31
P
Bakers (Watab) Lake
Bakers Lake
 
Stearns
73-88
P
Bolting Lake
Bolfing Lake
 
Steele
 
P
Unnamed to Unnamed
Izaak Walton Creek
 
Wabasha
79-10
P
Richard Doer Pools
 
Richard Dorer Pools
Wabasha
 
P
Unnamed
Zell Creek
 
Washington
82-80
P
Halfbreed Lake
Lake Keewahtin
 
Washington
82-116
W
Unnamed
Armstrong Lake
 
Washington
82-391
W
Unnamed Lake
Veronica Pond
 
Washington
82-419
W
Unnamed Lake
Margaret Lake
 
Washington
 
P
Unnamed to Eagle Point Lake
Raleigh Creek
 
Washington
 
P
Unnamed stream, sections
21, 22, 27 & 28, T. 29, R. 21
Farney Creek
 
Washington
 
P
Unnamed stream, sections
21, 28, T. 29, R. 21
North Farney Creek
 
Wright
86-26
P
Mud Lake
Hunters Lake
 
Wright
86-27
W
Potanski Lake
Spotanski Lake
 
Wright
86-185
W
Mud Lake
Mallard Pass Lake
 
Wright
86-279
P
Twin Lake
West Lake Sylvia
 
Wright
86-289
P
Sylvia Lake
East Lake Sylvia
 

* Substantial evidence exists that these names are correct because of application errors, misspellings, or other reasons.

May 1, 2019