Water Quality

The Bass Lake Association is active with respect to monitoring the quality of our lake.  We currently have six test sites that provide a good sample.

The results for Total Coli form and E.Coli have been derived from the bi-weekly samples that our testing team has taken and incubated.  It is important to note that there are a number of factors that impact these bi-weekly results – such as air temperature and amount of sunlight and therefore no definitive conclusions should be attempted.  This data will be further analyzed by the Muskoka Lakes Association (Riverstone) and a full report will be available next spring.  With that in mind, we are encouraged by the low E.coli numbers and the overall clarity of the lake.  Phosphorus samples were also collected and will be analyzed by Riverstone.  The final report will compare Bass Lake to other participating lakes in the Muskoka watershed and will be made available to all association members. 

Please click here to view the 2016 Water Quality Report.