Why is the current Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District boundary different from the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed?

The Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District was established in 1984. At that time the watershed boundary was estimated using the best watershed technology of the day. It was a very good estimation of the watershed area. In 2009 an official Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed map was developed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The 1984 map and 2009 map are similar but not the same. Overlap of 1984 and 2009 maps The majority of parcels identified in both maps are the same. There are a number of parcels in the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed that are not included in the original 1984 Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District boundary map. Some parcels in the 1984 Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District map are outside the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed.

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1. What is the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed?
2. What is the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District?
3. Why is the current Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District boundary different from the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed?
4. What is being proposed?
5. What are the benefits of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District?
6. Why are lakes and streams in the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed important?
7. How does what we do in the watershed affect lakes and rivers?
8. What is the responsibility of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District to the community?
9. What are the responsibilities of landowners?
10. What are the tax impacts?
11. Do lakeshore homeowners pay more taxes to the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District than non-lakeshore owners?
12. How would a parcel be affected if the watershed boundary line crosses through the parcel?
13. If approved, when would the boundary adjustment take place?