The Great Lake

Himanshi singh       Nov 18, 2022


          It is generally believed that the Great Lakes started to form about 14,000 years ago, at the end of the Wisconsin Glaciation. 


#Lake Superior

          Covering an area of about 82,000 km2, Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes as well as the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area. 


#Lake Huron

          Covering an area of about 59,588 km2, Lake Huron is the second-largest of the Great Lakes. It occupies the eastern part of Lake Michigan-Huron and is shared by the Canadian Province  


#Lake Michigan

          Covering an area of about 58,030 km2, Lake Michigan is the third-largest of the Great Lakes by area and the second-largest by volume.  


#Lake Erie

          Covering an area of about 25,667 km2, Lake Erie is the fourth-largest of the Great Lakes and the smallest lake by volume. 


#Lake Ontario

          Covering an area of 19,000 km2, Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes. The lake is shared by the Canadian Province of Ontario and the US State of New York.   



         Over 3,500 species of flora and fauna are found in the Great Lakes basin. Diatoms, blue-green algae, microscopic crustaceans, copepods, cladocerans have been recorded in the waters of the Great Lakes.  


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