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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 1 decade ago

how are all of the great lakes conected and wich way does the water flow between them?

a drunk thought

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well a little bit more sober thought... the maumee river runs north from ohio to lake erie... the niagra river runs south fron new york... people say west to east... that can't be because the rivesr flow to each other... ps i have looked at a map it doesn't show river flow directions... thanks though

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It has always been known that Lake Superior is the main starting point of the water flow between and among the Great Lakes and is at the highest elevation - just about exactly 600 feet above sea level. Its water is also the purest, about the same as rain water, and the water quality deteriorates (to some extent) from one of the lakes to the next - whose names are always remembered for crossword puzzles as HOMES, i.e. Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior. Duluth at the western tip of Superior is a seaport and receives international ocean-going vessels. Lake Michigan is a second source of flow and so the Great Lakes have two flow sources. There was once a story book in grade school about a boy who carved a small Indian sitting in a miniature canoe and inscribed words on it: "I am Paddle-To-The-Sea. Put me in water." and added his name and address. He then put it in waters that ran into Lake Superior. The story went on to describe the adventures of this little toy from one of the Great Lakes to the next and eventually it found its way down the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. When someone returned this wood carving to him a year or two later, he was all in tears over his little project. That was the story of "Paddle-To-The-Sea".

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The highest level lake of the US Great Lakes is Lake Superior, which is also the largest. Water flows east from this lake into Lake Huron, which is connected to Lake Michigan through the Strait of Mackinac. (There is a long suspension bridge over the strait.) From Huron, water flows south through the Detroit River into Lake Erie, which is about twenty feet lower. At the east end of Lake Erie, water flows over Niagara Falls and then into Lake Ontario. Ontario drains east through the St. Lawrence RIver into the Atlantic ocean. It's easier to see if you have a map.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The water at one of the lake flow into a river that leads to Canada.

  • 1 decade ago

    west to east, general direction of water flow

    The Great Lakes are connected to each other by a series of dams, lakes and rivers

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The word "Sea" is one of those ambiguous words that is used to describe large bodies of water. It is largely accepted that a sea is a large body of water that is connected to the ocean and that contains salt water. But, going by that logic, the Dead Sea and the Caspian Sea must be salt water lakes, since they aren't connected to the ocean. And the Sea of Galilee is fresh water, but linked to the ocean. So, using the above logic, the Great Lakes could be considered seas, since I guess a sea is just a big body of water. I guess it's just up to whoever comes across the sea/lake and names it first.

  • Dr M
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    From higher level to lower level

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I often end up submitting the same question on other sites

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A sober answer: Look at a map.

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