Loch Superior

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Lake Superior
Lake Superior NASA.jpg
Landsat image
Lake Superior an the ither Great Lochs
Location North Americae
Group Great Lochs
Coordinates 47°42′N 87°30′W / 47.7°N 87.5°W / 47.7; -87.5 (Lake Superior)Coordinates: 47°42′N 87°30′W / 47.7°N 87.5°W / 47.7; -87.5 (Lake Superior)
Loch teep Glacial
Primary inflows Nipigon, St. Louis, Pigeon, Pic, White, Michipicoten, Kaministiquia Rivers
Primar ootflows St. Marys River
Catchment aurie 49,300 sq mi (127,700 km2)[1]
Basin kintras Unitit States
Max. lenth 350 mi (560 km)[2]
Max. weenth 160 mi (260 km)[2]
Surface aurie 31,700 sq mi (82,100 km2)[1]
Average deepth 483 ft (147 m)[1]
Max. deepth 1,333 ft (406 m)[1][3]
Watter vollum 2,900 cu mi (12,000 km3)[1]
Residence time 191 years
Shore lenth1 1,729 mi (2,783 km) plus 997 mi (1,605 km) for islands[4]
Surface elevation 601.71 ft (183 m) (2013 average)[5]
Islands Isle Royale, Apostle Islands, Michipicoten Island, Slate Islands
Settlements Thunder Bay, Ontario
Duluth, Minnesota
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Marquette, Michigan
Superior, Wisconsin
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
1 Shore lenth is nae a weel-defined meisur.

Loch Superior (Inglis: Lake Superior, French: Lac Supérieur) is the lairgest o the Great Lochs o North Americae.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Great Lakes: Basic Information: Physical Facts". U.S. Government. May 25, 2011. Retrieved November 9, 2011. [deid airtin]
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Great Lakes Atlas: Factsheet #1" (in English and French). United States Environmental Protection Agency. April 11, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  3. 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[deid airtin]
  5. Great Lakes Water Levels, published by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The link also has daily elevations for the current month.