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Which of the Great Lakes is farthest south?

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Asked by: Jim Birmingham

Which Great Lake is furthest east?

Lake Ontario is the farthest east of all the great lakes. It is shared by the United States and Canada.

Which Great Lake is farther north?

Lake Superior

Of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior is the highest above sea level, at 183 m (600 ft), the farthest north, and the coldest.

Which Great Lake is farther west?

The Great Lake that is farthest west is Lake Superior. The five Great Lakes are as follows: Lake Erie. Lake Huron.

Is Lake Erie a dead lake?

Although small in volume, Lake Erie is a thriving, productive environment. It has survived challenges brought about by pollution, over-fishing, eutrophication, invasive species and harmful algal blooms.

What is the farthest point in Michigan from a Great Lake?

The state has 11,037 inland lakes comprising 1,305 square miles (3,380 km2) of inland water. No point in Michigan is more than 6 miles (9.7 km) from an inland lake or more than 85 miles (137 km) from one of the Great Lakes.

Which Great Lake is totally in the US?

Lake Michigan

6. Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is entirely within U.S. territory. The Great Lakes touch 8 states – but Michigan is the only state that touches four lakes, with borders on Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie.

Which Great Lake is the deepest?


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It contains almost 3,000 cubic miles of water, an amount that could fill all the other Great Lakes plus three additional Lake Eries. With an average depth approaching 500 feet, Superior also is the coldest and deepest (1,332 feet) of the Great Lakes.

Which Great Lake lies entirely in USA?

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is the third largest Great Lake and the fifth largest lake in the world. Bordered by Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, it is the only Great Lake that lies entirely within the boundaries of the U.S.

Which Great Lake is entirely in Canada?

It is the largest lake entirely in Canada (Lake Superior and Lake Huron are larger but straddle the Canada–US border), the fourth-largest in North America, and the eighth-largest in the world by surface area.

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Are Lake Michigan and Lake Huron connected?

It’s connected to Lake Michigan
Because lakes Michigan and Huron are connected at the Straits of Mackinac, where water oscillates back and forth, scientists recognize them as one lake — the world’s largest by surface area.

Is Lake Erie bigger than Lake Ontario?

Lake Erie is 210 feet deep and 240 miles long. It is the fourth largest of the Great Lakes in surface area and the smallest by volume. Lake Ontario is 804 feet deep and 193 miles long. It is the smallest of the Great Lakes in surface area.

Which Great Lake is cleanest?

Lake Superior

Watershed’s surface: 209,000 square kms. Lake Superior is the largest, cleanest, and wildest of all the Great Lakes.

Which Great Lake is the warmest?

Erie is the most southerly, shallow, and biologically diverse of all of the Great Lakes. Its shallow depth makes it the warmest Great Lake and a favourite destination for summer recreationists and migrating birds.