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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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From: "Bevacqua, Frank" <bevacquaf@washington.ijc.org>
To: "'Poulsondav@aol.com'" <Poulsondav@aol.com>, glin-announce@great-lakes.net
Subject: RE: GLIN==> water volume

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Here is the math:
Volume of Water:
Lake Superior 2,900 miles3 12,230 km3
Lake Huron 850 miles3 3,537 km3
Lake Michigan 1,180 miles3 4,920 km3
Lake St. Clair 1 miles3
Lake Erie 116 miles3 483 km3
Lake Ontario 393 miles3 1,637 km3


Area
United States 9,373,000 km3 3,619,000 mi3
Canada 9,976,000 km3 3,852,000 mi3
Mexico 1,958,000 km3 756,000 mi3
Total 21,307,000 km3 8,227,000
mi3
Water in the Great Lakes would cover the North American continent to a depth
of:
1.06 meters 3.5 feet


-----Original Message-----
From: Poulsondav@aol.com [mailto:Poulsondav@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 8:10 AM
To: glin-announce@great-lakes.net
Subject: GLIN==> water volume


I've heard that the Great Lakes contain enough water to submerge an area
the size of the continental U.S. in three feet of water. I've also heard
that it is eight feet of water.
Can anyone resolve this, comment on the validity of either comparison
or
suggest a different one?
Thanks,
Dave Poulson
Booth Newspapers
poulsondav@aol.com
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