Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2017 spring phosphorus value for McFarlane Lake is 9.5 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for McFarlane Lake since 2001 is 10.6 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 McFarlane Lake from 2001-2017 (PDF 172 KB).
Download or print a detailed copy of the McFarlane Lake Report Card, which outlines the characteristics and water quality of McFarlane Lake (PDF 77.3 KB).
Shoreline Classification Project
McFarlane Lake has 230 permanent residents and 53 seasonal/recreational residents.
Location & Lake Characteristics
McFarlane Lake is located in Broder and Dill townships. McFarlane Lake is 166.1 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 9.6 kilometres. The maximum depth of McFarlane Lake is 18 metres. View maps of McFarlane Lake.
McFarlane Lake is located in the Panache Watershed. For more information on the watershed visit the following link: Watershed Map.
Click on the Friends of McFarlane Lake link to obtain information about the stewardship group and its activities.
For information about other Lake Stewardship groups in Greater Sudbury, visit the following link: Lake Stewardship.
View a list of aquatic insects documented in McFarlane Lake.
View a list of aquatic plants documented in McFarlane Lake.