District Waterbodies

Forest Lake

Comfort Lake

Little Comfort Lake

Bone Lake

Moody Lake

Birch Lake

School Lake

Sylvan Lake

Shields Lake

 

School Lake Quick Facts

Lake Size: 49 acres
Watershed Drainage Area: 8,272 acres
Ordinary High Water Level: 891.6 ft
Low Water Level: 891.18 ft (2008)
High Water Level: 893.2 ft (2008)
Impairments: N/A
Invasive Species (2014): N/A

Water Quality (2009)
Summer average total phosphorus: 47 μg/L
Summer average Secchi disc: 1.38 meters
Summer chlorophyll-a: 29.4 μg/L

 

Resource Goals

Short Term Goals - Year 2020

  • Maintain a water quality rating of C.
  • Achieve a five-year mean summer phosphorus concentration at or below 50 μg/L ± 4%.
  • Maintain a mean summer secchi depth no less than 4 ft.

Long Range Goals - Year 2030

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

Long Range Goals - Year 2040

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

 

 

School Lake

School Lake is a deep lake with a surface area of 49 acres and a total watershed area of 8,272 acres that includes 10 lakes. The main tributaries to School Lake are drainage from Birch Lake and the local northern portion of the watershed entering at the east side of School Lake. School Lake has no public boat access and is used for passive recreation like non-motorized boating, fishing, and wildlife viewing. It has poor water quality and it included on the State's Impaired Waters List for high nutrients. A 2008 survey identified a diverse plant population in the lake although curly leaf pondweed was present throughout the lake with the highest density along the northern shoreline.

School Lake studies and reports can be found here.