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Lake Erie

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Lake Erie is the fourth-largest lake of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the eleventh-largest globally if measured in terms of surface area.

The Great Lakes, also called the Laurentian Great Lakes and the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.

A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake.

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere.

Lake Erie walleye jigging with Captain Jay's Blade Baits by IfNWhenCharters

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It is the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume of the Great Lakes and therefore also has the shortest average water residence time.

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by a closed surface, for example, the space that a substance or shape occupies or contains.

Big Lake Erie Walleye Caught while Down Rigging by Thundermist Lures

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At its deepest point Lake Erie is 210 feet deep.

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Situated on the International Boundary between Canada and the United States, Lake Erie's northern shore is the Canadian province of Ontario, with the U.S. states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York on its western, southern and eastern shores.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Ontario, one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada, is located in east-central Canada.

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These jurisdictions divide the surface area of the lake with water boundaries.

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The lake was named by the Erie people, a Native American people who lived along its southern shore.

The Erie people were a Native American people historically living on the south shore of Lake Erie.

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The tribal name "erie" is a shortened form of the Iroquoian word erielhonan, meaning "long tail".

The Iroquoian languages are a language family of indigenous peoples of North America.

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Situated below Lake Huron, Erie's primary inlet is the Detroit River.

The Detroit River flows for 24 nautical miles from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie as a strait in the Great Lakes system and forms part of the border between Canada and the United States.

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The main natural outflow from the lake is via the Niagara River, which provides hydroelectric power to Canada and the U.S. as it spins huge turbines near Niagara Falls at Lewiston, New York and Queenston, Ontario.

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province Ontario and the American state of New York.

Queenston is a compact rural community and unincorporated place 5 kilometres north of Niagara Falls in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

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Some outflow occurs via the Welland Canal, part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, which diverts water for ship passages from Port Colborne, Ontario on Lake Erie, to St. Catharines on Lake Ontario, an elevation difference of 326 ft. Lake Erie's environmental health has been an ongoing concern for decades, with issues such as overfishing, pollution, algae blooms and eutrophication generating headlines.

The Saint Lawrence Seaway is a system of locks, canals, and channels in Canada and the United States that permit oceangoing vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes of North America, as far inland as the western end of Lake Superior.

An algal bloom is a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae in freshwater or marine water systems, and is recognized by the discoloration in the water from their pigments.

St. Catharines is the largest city in Canada's Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario, with 96.13 square kilometres of land and 133,113 residents in 2016.

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