Windy 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.
Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2019 spring phosphorus value for Windy Lake is 3.5 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Windy Lake since 2001 is 3.9 µg/L which is well below the Provincial Water Quality Objective of 20.0 µg/L and indicates that this lake is oligotrophic.
For more detailed information, download the graph illustrating the spring phosphorus levels in Windy Lake from 2001-2019 (PDF 390 KB).
Shoreline Classification Project
Windy Lake has 57 permanent residents and 91 seasonal/recreational residents.
Location & Lake Characteristics
Windy Lake is located in Dowling township. It is accessible off highway 144, approximately 50 kilometres northwest of Sudbury. Windy Lake has an area of 1,129.0 hectares and a shoreline perimeter of 40.4 kilometres. View maps of Windy Lake.
Windy Lake is located in Onaping River Watershed. For more information on the watershed, click on the following link: Watershed Map.
For more information about the Windy Lake Stewardship Committee or for information on how to start your own stewardship group, click on the Lake Stewardship link.
View a list of Windy Lake's documented fish species.
For more information about macro invertebrates (aquatic insects), visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of our website.
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.