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Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay in Michigan, USA

43.8N 83.6W

April 12th, 2010 Category: Lakes

USA - March 5th, 2010

USA - March 5th, 2010

Saginaw Bay (left) is a bay within Lake Huron (one of the Great Lakes) located on the eastern side of the USA state of Michigan. It forms the space between Michigan’s Thumb region and the rest of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Here, most of the bay appears covered in ice. Moving northeast, a greenish trail of algae or sediments is visible in the main body of Lake Huron.

Saginaw Bay is 1,143 square miles (2,960 km2) in area. It is located in parts of five Michigan counties: Arenac, Bay, Huron, Iosco, and Tuscola.The Saginaw Bay Watershed is the largest drainage basin in Michigan, draining approximately 15% of the total land area. The watershed contains the largest contiguous freshwater coastal wetland system in the United States.

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