Bethel Lake 2019 Phosphorus

COVID-19 Update – July 16, 2021

As of Friday, July 16, Greater Sudbury will enter step three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The roadmap outlines a three-step plan to safely and gradually ease public health measures and reopen the province.

Seven municipal beaches are open with lifeguard supervision from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.


Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus
The 2019 spring phosphorus value for Bethel Lake is 34.2 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Bethel Lake since 2001 is 41.2 µg/L, much higher than Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and which indicates that this lake is very eutrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Bethel Lake from 2001-2019 (PDF 9 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on Bethel Lake shoreline, view the waterfront property map (PDF 405 KB).

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General Information

Population
Bethel Lake has 56 permanent residents, but no seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Characteristics
Bethel Lake is located in McKim township. Bethel Lake is 31.2 hectares in size with a shoreline perimeter of 2.4 kilometers.  The maximum depth of is 4 meters. View maps of Bethel Lake.

Watershed Information
Bethel Lake is located in the Ramsey Watershed. For more information on the watershed, please click on the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups of the Greater Sudbury area, please click on the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species 
For more information, view the list of Bethel Lake's documented fish species.

Aquatic Insects
For more information, view the list of aquatic insects documented in Bethel Lake.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.