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Sediments in Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie and Lake Huron Near Detroit

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October 21st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Sediments

USA and Canada - October 14th, 2010

Lake St. Clair, the heart-shaped lake in the upper right quadrant, and the western extreme of Lake Erie (lower right quadrant), appear various shades of blue and green due to the presence of sediments.

The city of Detroit in Michigan, USA, and its surrounding suburban areas can be seen extending westwards from the spot where the two lakes, meet. The land between the two lakes (on the right side of the image), on the other hand, belongs to the province of Ontario, Canada.

Upon opening the full image, parts of Lake Huron can be observed as well. The lake’s Saginaw Bay, to the upper left, is filled with bright green sediments. It is located on the eastern side of the state of Michigan and has an area of 1143 sq mi.

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