Kusk 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.
Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2019 spring phosphorus value of Kusk Lake is 13.5 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Kusk Lake since 2001 is 14.5 µg/L which is below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L, and indicates that this lake is likely mesotrophic.
For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Kusk Lake from 2001-2019 (PDF 207 KB).
Shoreline Classification Project
Kusk (Rat) Lake has 32 permanent residents and 9 seasonal/recreational residents.
Location and Lake Characteristics
Kusk Lake is located in Louise township near the town of Whitefish. Kusk Lake has an area of 174.9 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 10.5 kilometres. For more information on the lake location, view the maps of Kusk Lake.
Kusk Lake is located in the Lower Vermilion Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the Watershed Map link.
For information about the Kusk (Rat) Lake Stewardship group, visit the Lake Stewardship link.
For more detailed information on the different fish species found in Greater Sudbury follow the fish link.
For more information about macro invertebrates (aquatic insects), visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of our website.
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.