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Lakes Superior and Michigan, USA and Canada

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September 19th, 2011 Category: Lakes

USA - September 7th, 2011

This image shows two of the Great Lakes of North America: Lake Superior (upper right quadrant) and Lake Michigan (right edge).

Lake Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes. It is bounded to the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of Minnesota, and to the south by the U.S. states of Wisconsin and Michigan. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area if Lake Huron and Lake Michigan are considered to be two lakes. It is the world’s third-largest freshwater lake by volume.

Lake Michigan the only one of the Great Lakes located entirely within the United States. It is the second largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third largest by surface area, after Lake Superior and Lake Huron. Hydrologically, the lake is a large bay of Lake Michigan-Huron, having the same surface elevation as Lake Huron (among other shared properties). It is bounded, from west to east, by the U.S. states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.

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