Ironside 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 Ironside Lake is 6.8 µg/L The average total spring phosphorus for Ironside Lake since 2001 is 6.0 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 Ironside Lake from 2001-2019 (PDF 190 KB).

General Information

Ironside Lake has 0 permanent residents but has 38 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Ironside Lake is located in Hutton township. Ironside has an area of 80.4 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 10.8 kilometres. 

Watershed Information
Ironside Lake is located in the Roberts River Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the Watershed Map link . 

Lake Stewardship
For more information about the Ironside Lake Stewardship group,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.