Loch Erie

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Lake Erie
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Lake Erie on Januar 9, 2014
Lake-Erie.svg
The Great Lochs, wi Loch Erie heichlichtit in darker blue
LocationNorth Americae
GroupGreat Lochs
Coordinates42°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 teepGlacial
Primary inflowsDetroit River[1]
Primar ootflowsNiagara River
Welland Canal[2]
Basin kintrasCanadae
Unitit States
Max. lenth241 mi (388 km)
Max. weenth57 mi (92 km)
Surface aurie9,910 sq mi (25,667 km2)[2]
Average deepth62 ft (19 m)[2]
Max. deepth210 ft (64 m)[3]
Watter vollum116 cu mi (480 km3)[2]
Residence time2.6 years
Shore lenth1799 mi (1,286 km) plus 72 mi (116 km) for islands[4]
Surface elevation569 ft (173 m)[2]
Islands24+ (see list)
SettlementsBuffalo, 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.