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RE: GLIN==> water volume



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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