Welcome to the Comfort Lake - Forest Lake Watershed District
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.
Bone Lake: Public Access CLOSED 6/17 - 6/26/19
NOTICE: The public boat landing on Bone Lake in Scandia will be closed from Monday, June 17th through Wednesday, June 26th for a zebra mussel treatment pilot project to occur. Zebra mussels are an invasive species with no local natural predator. They can severely disrupt a lake’s ecosystem once they become established in a waterbody such as Bone Lake.
At the end of May, six juvenile zebra mussels were discovered at the public launch. Since that time, local organizations have completed over 70 hours of zebra mussel survey time on the lake, finding no additional zebra mussels. A half-acre area around the public landing will be quarantined for at least 10 days while a copper sulfate treatment occurs. No boats will be allowed to launch into or out of the lake from the public landing during this time. The objective of this treatment is to eradicate any living zebra mussels or zebra mussel larvae around the area of discovery and prevent a population from establishing in Bone Lake.
Boaters are reminded to Clean, Drain, Dry and Dispose when moving between waterbodies in order to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels. Please contact Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District at email@example.com or (651) 395-5850 with any questions.
The product used for treatment is EarthTec QZ. More information available here.