District Waterbodies

Forest Lake

Comfort Lake

Little Comfort Lake

Bone Lake

Moody Lake

Birch Lake

School Lake

Sylvan Lake

Shields Lake

 

Little Comfort Lake Quick Facts

Lake Size: 37 acres
Watershed Drainage Area: 10,009 acres; major land use is rural/agriculture
Maximum Depth: 54 feet
Outlet Elevation: 885.7 feet
Low Water Level: 885.41 feet (2003)
High Water Level: 887.81 feet (2001)
Impairments: Nutrients
Invasive Species (2016): Curlyleaf pondweed

Water Quality (2016)

Eutrophic, Lake Grade: C
Summer average total phosphorus: 68 μg/L
Summer average Secchi disc: 1.12 meters
Summer chlorophyll-a: 40.2 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 40 μg/L ± 4%.
  • Maintain a mean summer secchi depth no less than 5 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 5 ft.

Long Range Goals - Year 2040

  • Maintain a water quality rating of B.
  • Achieve a five-year mean summer phosphorus concentration at or below 30 μg/L ± 4%.
  • Maintain a mean summer secchi depth no less than 7 ft.

 

 

Little Comfort Lake

Little Comfort Lake is a deep lake with a surface area of 36 acres and a total watershed area of 10,009 acres including eleven lakes. A tributary from School Lake enters at the east end of the lake. Little Comfort Lake is used for fishing, swimming, boating, and other recreational activities although it has no public boat access. The lake has relatively poor water quality with a lake grade of "C-" and is included on the State's Impaired Waters List for high nutrients. A study in 2007 revealed that panfish and top predators comprise the majority of biomass and that the rough fish population has remained stable across surveys. Curly leaf pondweed is extensive in the lake and there are unconfirmed reports of the presence of Eurasian watermilfoil.

Little Comfort Lake studies and reports can be found here.