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Chicago and Lake Winnebago by Lake Michigan, USA

41.8N 87.6W

July 28th, 2010 Category: Lakes

USA - June 24th, 2010

USA - June 24th, 2010

The lower half of Lake Michigan occupies the upper right quadrant of this image of the northern United States of America. Although parts of the image are dotted by clouds, cities such as Chicago, Illinois, can be observed on the southern coastline of the lake.

Several other lakes can be seen to the west of Lake Michigan. The largest of these is Lake Winnebago, a freshwater lake and the largest lake entirely within the state of Wisconsin. Lake Winnebago has two primary tributaries, the Wolf River and the Fox River.

Lake Winnebago is about 30 by 10 miles (48 by 16 km), and has a surface area of 137,708 acres (557.28 km2). It has 88 miles (142 km) of shoreline. It has an average depth of 15.5 feet (4.7 m) and a maximum depth of 21 feet (6.4 m).

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