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

42.4N 82.6W

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

USA and Canada - December 26th, 2011

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.

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.