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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.


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Public Notice: Winter Aeration on Moody and Shields Lake

Aeration systems are currently operating on Moody Lake (Chisago County) and Shields Lake (Washington County). This will result in thin ice and/or open water on the west side of Moody Lake and west of the public fishing pier on Shields Lake. The aerators will remain on until ice-out in spring 2023. Signage is posted around the perimeter of the thin ice and at access points around the lake. Please exercise EXTREME CAUTION on Moody and Shields Lakes from January 1st until ice-out in spring. Read the full notice for more information.

Highway 61 Project Information

The CLFLWD has started construction on the Sunrise River Highway-61 Wetland Enhancement Project. This project is being constructed on a 41.7-acre property owned by the CLFLWD located approximately 1.5 miles north of downtown Forest Lake along Highway 61. This project will improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and add additional flood storage. The project will not impact any of the properties along the Heims Lake drainage ditch or those adjacent to the project area. Learn more by visiting the project webpage.