Whitewater Lake

Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2017 spring phosphorus value for Whitewater Lake is 15.9 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Whitewater Lake since 2001 is 15.97 µg/L which is just below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is likely mesotrophic or eutrophic.

For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Whitewater Lake from 2001-2017 (PDF 173 KB). 

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General Information

Whitewater Lake has 386 permanent residents and 61 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Whitewater Lake is located in Rayside, Snider and Creighton townships, near the town of Azilda. Whitewater Lake is 949.1 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 29.5 kilometres. The maximum depth of Whitewater Lake is 11 metres.

Whitewater Lake is 7 kilometres long and varies in width from 0.4 to 3 kilometres. There are five streams entering the lake from the south and three through the built up area on the northern shore. The lake drains from the western end to Levery Creek, which joins the Vermilion River. Since 1976 a dam on Levery Creek has controlled the water level. The lake is divided into east and west sections by a strait. The eastern section is shallow (3 metres) and the western section is deeper (greater than 10 metres). View maps of Whitewater Lake.

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

Lake Stewardship
The Azilda Community Action Network are stewards of the lake. For information regarding the Lake Stewardship groups of the Greater Sudbury area, click on the following link: Lake Stewardship.

Biological Characteristics

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

Aquatic Insects
For more information about macro invertebrates (aquatic insects),  visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of the website.

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