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GREAT LAKES

 

the group of large lakes in East. part of the North. Of America. Includes lakes: Upper, Huron. Michigan. Erie. Ontario. Form the largest in the West. hemisphere the accumulation of fresh water — 22,7 thousand km3. Depression of glacial origin, North. the shore is often rocky, steep, South. — low, clayey, and sandy, a lot of Islands. Q. A. are staggered, interconnected short rapid rivers. Inland waterway on the lakes is 1870 km Are sluice channels to bypass rapids.

Concise geographical dictionary. EdwART. 2008.

Great lakes

( Great Lakes ), the Great North American lakes . the system of lakes in the North. America (USA and Canada ) in the basin. R. SV. Lawrence river ; includes big lake superior . Huron . Michigan . Erie and Ontario ; as well as oz. Sainte-Claire . The total area 245,2 thousand km2, water volume of 22.7 thousand km3. Depression tectonic lakes of glacial origin. Many of the Islands; in East. h. oz. Ontario architect. Thousand Islands (more than 1700). North. the shores generally rocky, steep; South. and South-East. – low, clayey, and sandy. By the mid-twentieth century was heavily polluted. The United States and Canada jointly developed and implemented a set of measures to improve the situation. Lakes are staggered and connected by a short and rapid rivers abounding in water. Connecting the Erie and Ontario R. Niagara falls steeply from the Niagara escarpment and forms the SDT. with a height of 48 m From the lake. Ontario St river flows. Lawrence . From December to March – April the coastal waters covered by ice. Oz. Erie is connected by channels with the rivers Hudson and Ohio . oz. Michigan with R. Il . The waterway on the lakes is 1870 km through the sluice channels (form a continuous waterway from the lakes to the Atlantic ocean) to bypass rapids on the river St Mary’s (channel Sault STE-Marie) and Niagara var. (channel Wellen). Main ports: Duluth, Milwaukee . Chicago . Toledo . Cleveland . Erie . Buffalo (USA ); thunder Bay, Sault STE Marie, Toronto (Canada ).

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