Red Deer 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 2020 spring phosphorus value for Red Deer Lake is 11.45 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Red Deer Lake since 2003 is 18.9 µg/L which is near the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely eutrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Red Deer Lake from 2003-2020 (PDF 389 KB)

Population
Red Deer Lake has 52 permanent residents and 60 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Red Deer Lake is located in Cleland township, near the town of Wahnapitae. Red Deer Lake is 158.1 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 19.0 kilometres. View maps of Red Deer Lake.

Watershed Information
Red Deer Lake is located in Red Deer watershed. For more information on the watershed, please click on the following link: Watershed Map.

Lake Stewardship
For information regarding the lake stewardship groups in Greater Sudbury or for information on how to start your own lake association, please click on 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), please visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of our website.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.