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Which is the biggest Great Lake: Huron or Michigan?
from Glyn in England

The size of a lake is often determined by its volume; in this case, Superior would be the largest, with Michigan, Huron, Ontario, and Erie following, in that order. Take a look at TEACH's Facts & Figures page for the exact measurements.

Another twist to your question, however, is the fact that Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are hydrologically one lake! If you look at a map of the Great Lakes region, you'll see that a narrow waterway connects the two lakes. For political purposes, though, the lakes are considered separate entities, and Great Lakes agencies and researchers treat them as such.

Thank you for your question!


Answered on October 24, 2000

 

 

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