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Welcome to the Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District

What's New at CLFLWD

Blue-Green Algae Blooms on Moody Lake and Bone Lake

Keep an eye out for potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms this time of year. More information here.

Now Hiring!

The CLFLWD is seeking a full time Program Assistant.

2015 Flowering Rush Treatment

A brief summary and photos of the 2015 Forest Lake flowering rush management program

Our office has moved. 44 Lake Street South, Suite A, Forest Lake, MN 55025

East Metro Water Blog Tips and tales about keeping water clean.

Press Releases:

Bixby Park Water Quality Improvement Wetland Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)

The public is encouraged to provide comments on the EAW which can be found here.

News Release

Forest Lake Times watershed district article

Read it here!

Bone Lake Fish Barriers Installed          (press release)

- Seeking citizens interested in joining CLFLWD Citizen Advisory Committee

Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District Administrator

Watershed District hires District Administrator.  Mike Kinney can be reached at or 651-395-5855.
(press release)


Water Quality Monitoring Results

See the results of the CLFLWD 2013 water quality monitoring season on the following individual lake summary pages.

Hot Topics

If you decide to sealcoat your asphalt driveway this year, there are a few things you should know.  Coal tar-based sealcoat concerns.


Upcoming Manager Meetings listed here

Link to all past Board of Managers Meetings and Workshops



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Engineers Report

Engineering Plan Set


Engineer's Report

Sunrise River Water Quality & Flowage Project

click here for report

What's New at CLFLWD


Follow the links to get detailed District information, and find out how you can help improve the quality of our lakes and streams.

The Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District (CLFLWD) encompasses roughly 47 square miles in northern Washington County and southern Chisago County, including the Cities of Chisago City, Forest Lake, Scandia, and Wyoming. The watershed outlets to the northwest to the Sunrise River, which flows northeast through Chisago County before discharging to the St. Croix River.


Watershed Survey
The Mission of the District is to protect and conserve its water resources.


The CLFLWD is unique because the south portion of the watershed lies within Washington County and the seven-county metropolitan area. The northern portion extends into Chisago County beyond the metropolitan area boundary and is the only watershed district in the state which transects both metropolitan and outstate counties. Roughly 60 percent of the watershed lies in Washington County and 40 percent lies in Chisago County.

The Mission of the District is to protect and conserve its water resources. The District will use sound scientific water management approaches, technologies, and methods to develop a uniform, integrated approach to water management within a rapidly changing and urbanizing area.

Unless otherwise notified, Regular Board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the Month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Forest Lake City Hall except for November and December which will be held on the third Thursday of the month. In the event of a Holiday, meeting site conflict, or cancellation, District meetings will be rescheduled and posted here.


CLFLWD 2012-2021

Watershed Management Plan

        click here to view Volume I - Goals and Implementation

        click here to view Volume II - Resource Inventories

Engineer's Report

Sunrise River Water Quality & Flowage Project

click here for report



  Clean Water Land & Legacy Funds


Comfort Lake Forest Lake Watershed District Projects

(click project below for project narrative)


2010 CWF - Wetland Restoration & Cattle Exclusion Project

2012 CWF - Mapping & Drained Wetland Restoration Project

2012 CWF - Greening the Streets & Big Box Project

2011 CPL - Bone Lake fish Barrier Project


Comfort Lake Association on Facebook

Forest Lake Lake Association web-page

Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District
Phone: (651) 209-9753      Fax: (651) 209-9752      E-mail:
220 North Lake Street      Forest Lake, MN 55025

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