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Sediments in Lakes Huron, Erie and St. Clair, USA and Canada – January 6th, 2012

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January 6th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

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This image shows two of the five North American Great Lakes: Lake Erie (below) and Lake Huron (above). Between the two is Lake St. Clair, part of the Great Lakes system but not actually considered one of the Great Lakes.

Lake Erie is clouded by tan sediments, concentrated primarily along the shores and in the western section. Lake St. Clair also shows many sediments in its waters, particularly the section portion. Lake Huron is mostly sediment free, particularly in the northern reaches (visible in the full image),  although some can be seen lining the southern shorelines and in Saginaw Bay, to the southwest.

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