Chief Lake

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

Water Quality
Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2018 spring phosphorus value for Chief Lake is 6.1 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Chief Lake since 2003 is 5.41 µg/L which is 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 Chief Lake from 2003 to 2018 (PDF 117 KB).

General Information

Population
Chief Lake has no permanent residents, but has 1 seasonal/recreational resident.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Chief Lake is located in Broder township. Chief Lake has an area of 105.2 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 12.6 kilometres. The maximum depth of Chief Lake is 34 metres. View maps of Chief Lake.

Watershed Information
Chief Lake is located in the East Wanapitei River Watershed. For more information on the watershed, view the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups in the Greater Sudbury area or for information on how to start your own lake association, view the Lake Stewardship Link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
Chief Lake has one documented fish species: Yellow Perch.
For more detailed information on the different fish species found in Greater Sudbury follow the fish link.

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

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.