Welcome to the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District
COVID-19 Update, Office Closure and Remote Meeting Attendance - details in news section below
The Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District (CLFLWD) encompasses roughly 49 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.
COVID-19 Update, Office Closure and Remote Meeting Attendance
The Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District (CLFLWD) is committed to our communities, stakeholders, and staff. We are monitoring the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19 and are following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health. CLFLWD has prepared temporary policies that will be implemented immediately.
CLFLWD offices are officially closed until further notice. All CLFLWD employees will be working remotely during this time and will remain available by phone and email. Individuals are asked not to come to the CLFLWD offices but instead contact our main number at 651-395-5850 for information and the staff directory. Additional information on the office closure is available here.
For permitting inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 651-395-5859, or visit our webpage https://www.clflwd.org/permitting.php
For remote meeting attendance instructions, visit https://www.clflwd.org/minutes.php.
Review Period Begins: Draft Watershed Management Plan
Review the draft 10-year plan and submit your comments by Friday, April 30, 2021. More information here.
Thin Ice on Moody & Shields Lake
The CLFLWD is currently running an aeration system on both Moody Lake and Shields Lake. This will result in thin ice and/or open water. The aerator will remain on until ice-out in spring 2021. Signage has been posted around the perimeter of the thin ice and at access points around the lakes. Please exercise EXTREME CAUTION on both Moody Lake and Shields Lake from January 1 until ice-out. Read the full public notice here.