Whitson 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 Whitson Lake is 7.4 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus since for Whitson Lake since 2001 is 6.5 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 Whitson Lake from 2001-2019 (PDF 393 KB).

Report Card
Download or print a detailed copy of the Whitson Lake Report Card, which outlines the characteristics and water quality of Whitson Lake (PDF 73.3 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

View your lake's shoreline classification (PDF 590 KB).

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General Information

Population
Whitson Lake has 40 permanent residents and 21 seasonal/recreational residents.

Location & Lake Characteristics
Whitson Lake is located in Blezard township. Whitson Lake is 473.4 hectares in size and has a shoreline perimeter of 45.9 kilometres. The maximum depth is 17 metres. View maps of Whitson Lake.

Watershed Information
Whitson Lake is located in the Whitson River Watershed. For more information on the watershed,  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,  click on the Lake Stewardship link.

Biological Characteristics

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

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

Aquatic Plants
View a list of the documented plant species in Whitson Lake.