Loch Erie

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Lake Erie
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Lake Erie on Januar 9, 2014
The Great Lochs, wi Loch Erie heichlichtit in darker blue
Location North Americae
Group Great Lochs
Coordinates 42°12′N 81°12′W / 42.2°N 81.2°W / 42.2; -81.2Coordinates: 42°12′N 81°12′W / 42.2°N 81.2°W / 42.2; -81.2
Loch teep Glacial
Primary inflows Detroit River[1]
Primar ootflows Niagara River
Welland Canal[2]
Basin kintras Canadae
Unitit States
Max. lenth 241 mi (388 km)
Max. weenth 57 mi (92 km)
Surface aurie 9,910 sq mi (25,667 km2)[2]
Average deepth 62 ft (19 m)[2]
Max. deepth 210 ft (64 m)[3]
Watter vollum 116 cu mi (480 km3)[2]
Residence time 2.6 years
Shore lenth1 799 mi (1,286 km) plus 72 mi (116 km) for islands[4]
Surface elevation 569 ft (173 m)[2]
Islands 24+ (see list)
Settlements Buffalo, New York
Erie, Pennsylvania
Toledo, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
References [3]
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

Lake Erie[5] (/ˈɪri/; Inglis: Lake Erie, French: Lac Érié) is the fowerth lairgest loch (bi surface area) o the five Great Lochs in North Americae, an the thirteent lairgest globally if measurt in terms o surface aurie.[6][1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 State of Ohio, Division of Geological Survey, Lake Erie Facts, Accessed May 4, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 US Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes Factsheet No. 1, Accessed May 4, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wright, John W. (ed.) (2006). The New York Times Almanac (2007 ed.). New York, New York: Penguin Books. p. 64. ISBN 0-14-303820-6.  Unkent parameter |coauthors= ignored (help)
  4. Shorelines of the Great Lakes
  5. United States Geological Survey Hydrological Unit Code: 04-12-02-00[citation needit]
  6. Large Lakes of the World. Factmonster.com.