Silver 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 Silver Lake is 5.5 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Silver Lake since 2001 is 6.1 µg/L which is well 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 Silver Lake from 2001 to 2019 (PDF 390 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

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General Information

Population
Silver Lake has 22 permanent residents and 9 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Silver Lake is located in Broder township. Silver Lake is 21.8 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 3.6 kilometres. The maximum depth of the lake is 10 metres. View maps of Silver Lake.

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

Lake Stewardship
For information about the Silver Lake Committee, or for information on other stewardship groups in Greater Sudbury, please click on the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

Fish Species
View a list of Silver Lake's documented fish species.

Aquatic Insects
View a list of aquatic insects documented in Silver Lake.

Aquatic Plants
View a list of aquatic plants documented in Silver Lake.