Below is the Brandy Lake watershed. Part of the lake study (more to come) 2002 and 2003 Initiated by Jane Evans who started the BLA.
Jim Cormack did bi-weekly test from May to November for two years.
“Quote” The calculations suggest that the internal load represents
approximately 35% of the annual load to Brandy Lake, with the watershed (47%) and
atmosphere (2%) contributing nearly half of the total load. The load from shoreline
development is estimated at 16% of the total annual load In 2003
Subsequent to this study..there are about eight (8) beaver dams in inlet stream 1. Jim Cormack and myself paddled from Falkenburg Road pipes to the Lake several years ago to count
Great to see many on the lake… having fun through 95% of July until cold moved in…… ., ,,,is it fall again…
Seemed like an abnormally wet July 2020 with 108.8 mm of rain. 2019… 20 mm 2018 had 83.4 mm . June even had 143 mm according to stats. Did I read it wrong?
Had a few warm days,,34 C, ish,,,,however 1978 it was 37.2. HOT... Don’t like the heat… good thing not cottaging in southern USA probably tickin under 40C most days,
Good nights sleep at 11C..
Lake level is close to its normal level (You can verify this as it is just under shore tree line..the last line of defence…(not cypress trees, they don’t grow up here). So….Brandy Lake has had several external events over several decades…that have caused flood levels….if a cottager happen to move here during one of the events…..you would assume this is low.
For many years, the entire 5 ish meters of flat rock underneath this point was …..a hang out. It changed when the 118 bridge was moved and the engineers raised the base or bottom ..under the bridge….higher.
This is what I’m talkin bout….District of Muskoka detailed lake study. Want to see what you are sharing the lake with?
Thank you to the Lake Partner Program.
Find Phosphorous Level link mid way down
I get a kit early spring to do a monthly phosphorous test on Brandy Lake ..Here are the results. Note lakes withy tannin usually have higher phosphorous than lakes without. This is free…data
The link is massive….you can see several years of data from Brandy Lake Muskoka. We are line number 3133. I am not sure where FOCA get the 2nd data from.
Last year are numbers were:
May – 25.8 ug/l (Micrograms per Liter)
June – 30.8
July – 25.8
Aug – 36
Sept – 28
There is a test online showing Nov. 41.4