Lake Erie

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Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the thirteenth largest globally.<ref>Fact Monster[http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001777.html]</ref>It is the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume of the Great Lakes and therefore also has the shortest average water residence time. It is bounded by Ontario to the north, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York to the south, and Michigan to the west. The lake is named after the Erie tribe of Native Americans who lived along its southern shore. The outflow from the lake provides hydroelectric power to Canada and the U.S. as it spins huge turbines at Niagara Falls. [[Image:Lake-erie.png|thumb|right|Lake-erie.png]] <br>  
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Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the thirteenth largest globally.<ref>Fact Monster[http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001777.html]</ref>It is the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume of the Great Lakes and therefore also has the shortest average water residence time. It is bounded by Ontario to the north, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York to the south, and Michigan to the west. The lake is named after the Erie tribe of Native Americans who lived along its southern shore. The outflow from the lake provides hydroelectric power to Canada and the U.S. as it spins huge turbines at Niagara Falls. [[Image:Lake-erie.png|thumb|right]] <br>  
  
 
=== Lake Erie History  ===
 
=== Lake Erie History  ===
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=== Lake Erie Islands ====
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The Lake Erie Islands are a chain of archipelagic islands in Lake Erie. They include Kelleys Island, Pelee Island, the Bass Islands, and several others. The majority of these islands are under the sovereignty of Ohio in the United States. Pelee Island is the only major island administered by Ontario, while the smaller Middle Island is the southernmost point in Canada. Most islands that are large enough are popular tourist attractions with car ferries running from the mainland and between some islands and some small airports and numerous private marinas offering other ways to reach the islands.<ref>Lake Erie Islands[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Erie_Islands]
  
 
=== Facts  ===
 
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*About 34 to 36 inches of water evaporate from the lake surface per year.  
 
*About 34 to 36 inches of water evaporate from the lake surface per year.  
 
*Elevation of the Low Water Datum (chart “0″) is 569.2 feet (173.5 m) above Father Point, Quebec. Average water elevation is about 571 feet (174 m) above the same point. Because it is so shallow, Erie is the only Great Lake that is entirely above sea level (the bottom of the other Great Lakes extend below sea level).<ref>Lake Erie Waterkeeper[http://www.lakeeriewaterkeeper.org/lake-erie/facts/]</ref>
 
*Elevation of the Low Water Datum (chart “0″) is 569.2 feet (173.5 m) above Father Point, Quebec. Average water elevation is about 571 feet (174 m) above the same point. Because it is so shallow, Erie is the only Great Lake that is entirely above sea level (the bottom of the other Great Lakes extend below sea level).<ref>Lake Erie Waterkeeper[http://www.lakeeriewaterkeeper.org/lake-erie/facts/]</ref>
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=== Internet Links  ===
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*Lake Erie Timeline[http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/OfficeofCoastalManagement/history/tabid/9375/Default.aspx#Pre-European]
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*Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail[http://byways.org/explore/byways/59836/]
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*Lake Erie Shipwrecks[http://www.eriewrecks.com/shipwrecks/shipwrecks.html]
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 04:54, 21 January 2013

Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the thirteenth largest globally.[1]It is the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume of the Great Lakes and therefore also has the shortest average water residence time. It is bounded by Ontario to the north, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York to the south, and Michigan to the west. The lake is named after the Erie tribe of Native Americans who lived along its southern shore. The outflow from the lake provides hydroelectric power to Canada and the U.S. as it spins huge turbines at Niagara Falls.
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Lake Erie History

Lake Erie Islands =

The Lake Erie Islands are a chain of archipelagic islands in Lake Erie. They include Kelleys Island, Pelee Island, the Bass Islands, and several others. The majority of these islands are under the sovereignty of Ohio in the United States. Pelee Island is the only major island administered by Ontario, while the smaller Middle Island is the southernmost point in Canada. Most islands that are large enough are popular tourist attractions with car ferries running from the mainland and between some islands and some small airports and numerous private marinas offering other ways to reach the islands.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Internet Links

  • Lake Erie Timeline[2]
  • Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail[3]
  • Lake Erie Shipwrecks[4]

References

  1. Fact Monster[1]