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dc.contributor.authorMichigan Sea Grant College Program
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-01T17:35:18Z
dc.date.available2011-04-01T17:35:18Z
dc.date.issued1990-01
dc.identifier.otherMICHU-SG-89-505
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11045/20858
dc.descriptionThis is a pamphlet created my the Michigan Sea Grant College Program that details the usage and importance of Lake Michigan.en_US
dc.description.abstractLake Michigan is the third largest Great Lake and the sixth largest freshwater lake in the world. Because Lake Michigan is joined to Lake Huron at the Straits of Mackinac, they are considered one lake hydrologically. Many rivers and streams flow into Lake Michigan, and the major tributaries are the Fox-Wolf, the Grand and the Kalamazoo. There is a diversion from the lake into the Mississippi River basin through the Illinois Waterway at the Chicago River. Lake Michigannulls cul-de-sac formation means that water entering the lake circulates slowly and remains for a long time (retention) before it leaves the basin through the Straits of Mackinac. Small lunar tidal effects have been documented for Lake Michigan. Internal waves (upwellings) can produce a 15 degree C. water temperature decrease along the coast in only a few hours, requiring drastic alterations in fishing strategy. The northern part of the Lake Michigan watershed is covered with forests, sparsely populated, and economically dependent on natural resources and tourism, while the southern portion is heavily populated with intensive industrial development and rich agricultural areas along the shore. The worldnulls largest freshwater dunes line the lakeshore. Millions of people annually visit the dunes/beaches at state and national parks and lakeshores. A circle tour guides highway travelers around the lakeshore.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMichigan Sea Granten_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMichigan Sea Grant Program;
dc.subjectLake Michiganen_US
dc.subjectWater Useen_US
dc.subjectEconomic Importanceen_US
dc.subjectResource Issuesen_US
dc.subjectRiversen_US
dc.subjectTributariesen_US
dc.subjectMapen_US
dc.subjectLand and Shoreline Useen_US
dc.subjectDimensionsen_US
dc.titleLake Michiganen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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