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  Lake Michigan

Of the five Great Lakes, Lake Michigan is the third largest. This lake is connected to Lake Huron at the North end by the Straits of Mackinac. There are also navigable man-made water diversions at the South end near Chicago. These diversions connect Lake Michigan with the Des Plaines, Illinois and finally the Mississippi rivers.


Length: 307 miles    Breadth: 118 miles

Area: 67,900 sq miles    Coastline: 1,640 miles

Max Depth: 923 feet   Volume: 1,180 sq miles


National Oceanic and

Atmospheric Administration

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