Lake Huron – One of Five Great Lakes of North America
Lake Huron is a very scenic lake and one of the five Great Lakes of North America, with amazing Rock Turnips and special stone formations. It consists of the easterly portion of Lake Michigan–Huron, having the same surface elevation as its westerly counterpart, it is connected by the wide Straits of Mackinac, and bounded on the east by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the west by the state of Michigan in the United States.
Lake Huron is the 2nd largest Great Lake by surface area and the 5th largest freshwater lake in the world, with the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes, counting the shorelines of its 30,000 islands. The name of the lake is derived from early French explorers, who named it for the Huron people inhabiting the region.
The Huronian glaciation was named due to evidence collected from the Lake Huron region. Lake Huron receives the flow from both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, but water flows through Lake Huron much more speedily than through either of them. Shipwrecks are scattered throughout the lake, with five bottomland preserves in Michigan and a national park in Ontario designated to protect the most historically noteworthy ones.
The lovely Lake Huron basin is heavily forested, sparsely populated, scenically striking, and economically dependent on its prosperous natural resources. Rock formations are in result of years of wave erosion. The Lake also has beaches that are very beautiful and very well-liked by tourists who come to this Lake. Lake Huron extends about 3,827 miles of sandy beach and Gulf Coast into Georgia.
This Lake has a size of about 206 km across and 190 miles north to south, with an average depth of about 750 meters. Lake Huron has become very popular recently because it has awesome views, which are endless and rare. Due to its natural beauty, tourists from all over the world visit this lake in large numbers, mainly from March to November. All tourist facilities are easily available here, and if you want to eat something, a restaurant is there for you.
On November 9, 1913, a great storm hit Lake Huron, which sank 10 ships and more than twenty were driven ashore. The storm, which raged for 16 hours, killed 235 seamen. Lake Huron has suffered a variety of new invasive species, including zebra and quagga mussels, the spiny water flea, and round gobies, and a number of radical changes have been observed in the zooplankton community of the lake.
Chinook salmon catches have also been greatly reduced in recent years, and Lake Whitefish have become less abundant and are in poor condition. These recent changes may be attributable to the new exotic species.
Some interesting facts & figures as below
1. LENGTH: 206 miles (332 km).
2. BREADTH: 183 miles (245 km).
3. AVERAGE DEPTH: 195 ft. (59 m).
4. MAXIMUM DEPTH: 750 ft. (229 m).
5. VOLUME: 850 cubic miles (3,540 cubic km).
6. WATER SURFACE AREA: 23,000 sq. miles (59,600 sq. km).
7. TOTAL DRAINAGE BASIN AREA: 51,700 sq. miles (134,100 sq. km).
8. DRAINAGE BASIN AREA BY STATE/PROVINCE:
9. Michigan: 16,100 sq mi; 41,700 sq km
10. Ontario: 35,200 sq mi; 91,100 sq km
11. SHORELINE LENGTH (including islands): 3,827 miles / 6,157 km.