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Lake Erie

canada lake project

charles ju

on 17 December 2010

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Transcript of Lake Erie

Lake Erie Lake Erie is 241 miles (388 kilometers) long. It ranges from 38 to 57 miles (61 to 92 kilometers) in width. With an area of 9,900 square miles (25,700 square kilometers), it is the fourth largest of the five Great Canadian Lakes. Lake Erie lies 569 feet (173 meters) above sea level. Erie is a shallow lake. It has an average depth of only 62 feet (19 meters). It is 210 feet (64 meters) deep at its deepest point. The lake is quickly stirred by storms and often has violent waves. Lake Erie is the eleventh largest lake in the world (by surface area), and the fourth largest of the Great Lakes in surface area and the smallest by volume. Lake Erie lies between Lake Huron and Lake Ontario. Lake Erie receives water from Lake Huron through the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, and the Detroit River. Water from Lake Erie flows into Lake Ontario by way of the Niagara River. Ninety-five percent of lake Erie's total inflow of water comes from Detroit River. There are a lot of kinds of life formes in Lake Erie, Such as Crayfish, Goby Fish, Cat Fish,
and Warter snakes. Lake Erie is the warmest and most biologically productive of the Great Lakes, and the walleye fishery is widely considered the best in the world. Every year tons of walleye are harvested from the lake, both from recreational angling and commercial fishing. The average walleye is a whopping 5-6lb with 10-12lb fish caught regularly. The lake's main fish species include walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, chinook salmon, coho salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, northern pike, largemouth bass and carp. Lake Erie is the place to be for a vacation. The quiet and relaxed atmosphere is welcoming to those who is trying to escape everyday life.
Take a break from the Lake is the motto of Bellevue. Founded in 1815 this village offers many non water oriented things for you to enjoy. There is the Historic Lyme Village. It is a living history village that represents life from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. The Mad River and NKP Railroad Museum allows you to board a real railroad locomotive. The Seneca Caverns tour takes you deep into the Earth to see the wonders underground. It is lighted and easily traversed so the whole family can enjoy the attraction. The town of Huron features Native American villages that date back for 1470 AD. This was confirmed by carbon dated pottery pieces found at the sites.
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