4 Random Facts: The Great Lakes

  1. America’s Inland Seas, otherwise known as the Great Lakes, are home to over 3,500 species and 20% of the Earth’s fresh water.
  2. Lake Superior is the northern most lake, and it’s also the deepest, coldest, and clearest of the Great Lakes. Superior also has half of the water supply of all the Great Lakes.
  3. Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are connected by the Straits of Mackinac,technically making the two lakes one large lake.
  4. The water in the Great Lakes starts in Lake Superior, flows down to Lake Michigan, heads over to Lake Huron, over to Lake Erie and then into Lake Ontario. The water from Lake Ontario feeds into the Saint Lawrence River and into the Atlantic Ocean.

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