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Long Lake

Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2012 spring phosphorus value for Long Lake is 6.5 µg/L, which is well below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely oligotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Long Lake from 1975 to 2012 (PDF 10 KB).

Report Card
Download or print a detailed copy of the Long Lake Report Card, which outlines the characteristics and water quality of Long Lake (portrait view: PDF 76.4 KB)

Shoreline Classification Project

View your lake's shoreline classification (PDF 703 KB).

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General Information

Population
Long Lake has 866 permanent residents and 217 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Long Lake is located in Waters, Broder, and Eden townships. Long Lake has an area of 861.3 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 52.9 kilometres. The maximum depth of Long Lake is 36.5 metres. It is 14.5 kilometres in length and in few places more than 0.8 kilometres in width. View maps of Long Lake.

Watershed Information
Long Lake is located in the Panache Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit following link: Watershed Map.

History
The first direct evidence that people lived in the Sudbury area came from Long Lake, consisting of two pieces of stone, one flaked into a chert (flint-like material) projectile tip and a knife of quartizite. These artifacts were retrieved from shallow beachfront water. Since then, this locality has been altered radically by construction.

A number of Finnish and French settlers were situated here during the early 1900's. Settlements were established around farming and lumbering sites. Victoria Harbor Logging Company had a mill on the eastern part of the lake. To the west, adjacent to the Whitefish Lake First Nation, was the Long Lake Gold Mine, which operated from 1909-1916. In 1912 this mine was the largest Gold-producing mine in Ontario.

Lake Stewardship
Visit the Long Lake/Black Lake Stewardship Committee link to obtain information about the stewardship group and its activities.

For more information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups in Greater Sudbury or for information on how to start your own lake association, visit the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
View  the list of Long Lake's documented fish species.

Aquatic Insects
For more information about macro invertebrates (aquatic insects),  visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of our website.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.