For lake water quality data of Minnow Lake, follow the link to Minnow Lake Data.
Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2012 spring phosphorus value for Minnow Lake is 26.1 µg/L, which well exceeds the Provincial Water Quality Objectives and indicates that this lake is eutrophic.
For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Minnow Lake from 1975 to 2012 (PDF 12 KB).
Download or print a detailed copy of the Minnow Lake Report Card, which outlines the characteristics and water quality of Minnow Lake (portrait view: PDF 76.1 KB).
Shoreline Classification Project
Click here to view your waterfront property (PDF 390 KB).
Minnow Lake has 105 permanent residents, but no seasonal/recreational residents.
Location & Lake Characteristics
Minnow Lake is located in McKim township. Minnow Lake has an area of 20.9 hectares and has a shoreline perimeter of 2.1 kilometres. The maximum depth of the lake is 3 metres. View maps of Minnow Lake.
Minnow Lake is located in the Ramsey Watershed. For more information on the watershed please click on the following link: Watershed Map.
For more information on the history of Minnow Lake visit the Minnow Lake website.
A very large percentage of Minnow Lake shoreline is dedicated to public use. The lake is surrounded by four parks, including two baseball fields and tennis courts. There are also two community centres located on the lake's shore, adding to the strong sense of community in the area.
Minnow Lake is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Sudbury and is easily accessible from other areas of the city. The lake itself is small and, due to its location and past history of industrial abuse, has water quality issues.
The Minnow Lake Restoration Group has been in existence for over 25 years and strives to restore the lake and surrounding area.
For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups in Greater Sudbury or for information on how to start your own lake association, please click on the Lake Stewardship link.
Click here to view a list of fish species documented in Minnow Lake.
Click here to view a list of aquatic insects documented in Minnow Lake.
Click here to view a list of aquatic plants documented in Minnow Lake.