District Waterbodies

Forest Lake

Comfort Lake

Little Comfort Lake

Bone Lake

Moody Lake

Birch Lake

School Lake

Lake Keewahtin

Shields Lake

 

Moody Lake Quick Facts

Lake Size: 45 acres
Watershed Drainage Area: 2,315 acres; major land use is rural/agriculture
Maximum Depth: 47 feet
Outlet Elevation: NA
Low Water Level: 911.78 feet (2013)
High Water Level: 912.99 feet (2014)
Impairments: Nutrients
Invasive Species (2016): Curlyleaf pondweed

Water Quality (2016)

Eutrophic, Lake Grade: D+
Summer average total phosphorus: 104 μg/L
Summer average Secchi disc: 0.81 meters
Summer chlorophyll-a: 41.7 μg/L

Resource Goals

Short Term Goals - Year 2020

  • Maintain a water quality rating of C.
  • Attain a five-year mean summer phosphorus concentration below 60 μg/L ± 4%.
  • Attaing a mean summer secchi depth no less than 3.3 ft.

Long Range Goals - Year 2030

  • Maintain a water quality rating of at least C.
  • Attain a five-year mean summer phosphorus concentration below 40 μg/L ± 4%.
  • Attain a mean summer secchi depth no less than 4.6 ft.

Long Range Goals - Year 2040

  • Maintain a water quality rating of at least C.
  • Maintain a five-year mean summer phosphorus concentration below 40 μg/L ± 4%.
  • Maintain a mean summer secchi depth no less than 4.6 ft.

Moody Lake

Moody Lake is a deep lake, 34 acres in size. Two main tributaries enter the lake from the north including the outlet from Lendt Lake. Its 2,315 acre watershed is mostly rural and agricultural in nature. There is no public boat access and it is used for watering livestock and some passive recreation (non-motorized boating, fishing, wildlife viewing). Moody Lake has poor water quality with a lake grade of "D-". It is included on the State's Impaired Waters List for high nutrients although total phosphorus levels appear to be improving. The water quality of Moody Lake has been identified as a key factor affecting the quality of Bone Lake (CLFLWD, 2001). Fish surveys of Moody Lake have identified high population of black bullheads and a panfish population declining between 1989 and 1998 (CLFLWD, 2007a). A 2010 rough fish harvest removed over 2,000 pounds of bullheads from the lake. The lake's plant diversity is low, with few desirable species present and an abundance of curly leaf pondweed (CLFLWD, 2007a).

Moody Lake studies and reports can be found here.