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]

Lake Erie
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Lake Erie on Januar 9, 2014
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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.

ReferencesEedit

  1. a b State of Ohio, Division of Geological Survey, Lake Erie Facts, Accessed May 4, 2013
  2. a b c d e US Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes Factsheet No. 1, Accessed May 4, 2013
  3. a b 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. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)CS1 maint: extra text: authors leet (link)
  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.