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: 48 feet
Outlet Elevation: NA
Low Water Level: 911.78 feet (2013)
High Water Level: 912.99 feet (2014)
Impairments: Nutrients
Invasive Species (2021): Curlyleaf pondweed

Water Quality: 2021 Data

Lake Grade: C-
Summer average total phosphorus: 32.5 μg/L
Summer average Secchi disc: 8.7 ft
Summer chlorophyll-a: 4.2 μg/L

Resource Goals

10-Year (2031) Goals

  • Reduce the 5-year mean phosphorus concentration (Average)  to less than or equal to 40 μg/L.
  • Improve the mean sechhi depth to greater than or equal to 4.6 ft.
  • Identify a 10-year mean bottom water chloride level of less than of equal to 230 mg/L.
  • Increase the percentage of parcels with greater than or equal to 75% natural shoreline.

Moody Lake

Moody Lake is a deep lake, 45 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 5-year average lake grade of C-. 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).

The Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District (CLFLWD) has been awarded two Clean Water Fund grants totaling $625,500 in fiscal year 2022 for projects to improve water quality in Forest Lake and Moody Lake. Learn More


Winter Aeration Notice

Moody Lake studies and reports can be found here.