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Lake St. Clair, Lake Saint Clair(noun)
a lake between Ontario and Michigan; connected with Lake Huron and Lake Erie
Lake Saint Clair
Lake St. Clair is a fresh-water lake named after Clare of Assisi that lies between the province of Ontario and the state of Michigan, and its midline also forms the boundary between Canada and the United States of America. Lake St. Clair includes the Anchor Bay along the Metro Detroit coastline. This lake is situated about 6.0 miles northeast of the downtown areas of Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario. With about 430 square miles of water area, this lake is part of the Great Lakes System. It links the Great Lakes system, but is rarely included in the listings of the Great Lakes. There are ongoing proposals for its official recognition as a Great Lake, which would affect its inclusion in scientific research projects, etc., designated as being for "The Great Lakes". Along with the St. Clair River and Detroit River, Lake St. Clair connects Lake Huron with Lake Erie. Note that Michigan lies to the north and west of the lake, Ontario to the south and east. Lake Saint Clair is about 22.5 nautical miles from north to south and about 21 nautical miles from east to west. This is a rather shallow lake for its size with an average depth of about 11 feet, and a maximum natural depth of 21.3 feet. However, it is 27 feet deep in the navigation channel which has been dredged for lake freighter passage. Lake Saint Clair is fed by the St. Clair River, which flows southwards from Lake Huron and has an extensive river delta where it enters Lake Saint Clair. This is the largest delta of the Great Lakes System. Also, the Thames River and Sydenham River flow into Lake Saint Clair from Southwestern Ontario, and the Clinton River flows into it from Michigan. The outflow from Lake Saint Clair flows from its southwestern end into the Detroit River, and thence into Lake Erie.
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