Windy Lake

Quality Characteristics

Spring Phosphorus Results
The 2023 spring phosphorus value for Windy Lake is 4.3 µg/L. The average total spring phosphorus for Windy Lake since 2001 is 3.88 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 to 2023 (PDF 77 KB).

Shoreline Classification Project

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

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General Information

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.

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

Lake Stewardship
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.

Biological Characteristics

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

Aquatic Insects
There is currently no data for aquatic insects.

Aquatic Plants
There is currently no data for aquatic plants.