Gordon 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 Results
The 2019 spring phosphorus value for Gordon Lake is 11.3 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Gordon Lake since 2003 is 10.45 µg/L which is well below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely mesotropic or oligotrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Gordon Lake from 2003 to 2019 (PDF 390 KB).

General Information

Population
Gordon has no permanent residents, but has 2 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Gordon Lake is located in Fairbank township. Gordon Lake has an area of 180.0 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 13.7 kilometres. View maps of Gordon Lake.

Watershed Information
Gordon Lake is located in the Mid Vermilion watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the Watershed Map link.

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

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
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 our website.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants