McCharles 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 McCharles Lake is 33.0 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for McCharles Lake since 2001 is 26.5 µg/L which is above the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is eutrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in McCharles Lake from 2001-2019 (PDF 392 KB).

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General Information

Population
McCharles Lake has 89 permanent residents and 32 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
McCharles Lake is located in Graham township. McCharles is 150.1 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 12.7 kilometres. The maximum depth of McCharles Lake is 15 metres. View maps of McCharles Lake.

Watershed Information
McCharles Lake is located in the Lower Junction Creek Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visit the following link: Watershed Map.

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, 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
View a list of documented aquatic insects in McCharles Lake.

Aquatic Plants
View a list of the documented plant species in McCharles Lake.