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Lake Huron

Lake Huron
Lake information
NameLake Huron
LocationNorth America
GroupGreat Lakes
Lake typeGlacial
Primary inflowsStraits of Mackinac, St. Marys River
Primary outflowsSt. Clair River
Catchment area193473 km2 (193473000000 m2)
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length332 km (332000000 m2)
Max. width245 km (245000000 m2)
Surface area59596 km2 (59596000000 m2)
Average depth59 m (59000000 m2)
Max. depth228.6 m (228600000 m2)
Water volume3539 km3 (3539000000 c�mi)
Residence time22 years
Shore length6156 km (6156000000 c�mi)
Surface elevation176 m (176000000 c�mi)
Islands in lakesManitoulin
SectionsGeorgian Bay, North Channel
SettlementsBay City, Alpena, Cheboygan, St. Ignace, Port Huron in Michigan; Goderich, Sarnia in Ontario

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Lake Huron ( ) is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Hydrologically, it comprises the larger portion of Lake Michigan-Huron. It is bounded on the east by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the west by the state of Michigan in the United States. The name of the lake is derived from early French explorers who named it for the Huron people inhabiting the region.

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