Richard Lake

Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2023 spring phosphorus value for Richard Lake is 8.4 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Richard Lake since 2001 is 8.53 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 Richard Lake from 2001 to 2023 (PDF 77 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

For more information on Richard Lake shoreline, view the waterfront property map.

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General Information

Richard Lake has 106 permanent residents and 15 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Richard Lake is located in Dill township. Richard Lake is 83.6 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 6.7 kilometres. The maximum depth is 9 metres.  For more information, view the maps of Richard Lake.

Watershed Information
Richard Lake is located in the Panache Watershed. For more information on the watershed, visti the Watershed Map link.

Lake Stewardship
The Richard Lake Stewardship Committee are an active stewardship group.

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 information, view a list of documented fish species in Richard Lake.

Aquatic Insects 
For more information, view a list of documented aquatic insects in Richard Lake.

Aquatic Plants
For more information, view a list of documented aquatic plants in Richard Lake.