District Waterbodies

Forest Lake

Comfort Lake

Little Comfort Lake

Bone Lake

Moody Lake

Birch Lake

School Lake

Lake Keewahtin

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: 56 feet
Outlet Elevation: 885.7 feet
Low Water Level: 885.41 feet (2003)
High Water Level: 887.81 feet (2001)
Impairments: Nutrients
Invasive Species (2021): Curlyleaf pondweed, zebra mussels

Water Quality: 2021 Data

Lake Grade: C+
Summer average total phosphorus: 42.7 μg/L
Summer average Secchi disc: 8.4 ft
Summer chlorophyll-a: 7.4 μg/L

Resource Goals

10-Year (2031) Goals

  • Reduce the 5-year mean phosphorus concentration (Average)  to less than or equal to 30 μg/L.
  • Improve the mean sechhi depth to greater than or equal to 7 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.



Little Comfort Lake

Little Comfort Lake is a deep lake with a surface area of 37 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 have been reports of the presence of Eurasian watermilfoil.

Little Comfort Lake studies and reports can be found here.