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Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are one of the world's most significant water resources and are the most extensive freshwater system on earth, easily spotted as an outstanding feature on a map of the world. The series of five lakes include:

These lakes span more than 750 miles west to east and contain about 1/5 of the earth's surface freshwater. They contain unique habitats for fish and wildlife; sustain a valuable fishery; and provide water for consumption, transportation, power, recreation, and a host of other uses.

Suggested Links

Great Lakes Compact

Up-to-date information about the Great Lakes Compact from Dr. Grenetta Thomassey, Policy Director for Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.

Great Lakes Information Network

News and general information about the Great Lakes.

Healing Our Waters Coalition

The premier website about Great Lakes restoration.

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