Tweetable Facts About the Great Lakes

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Michigan is known for its five Great Lakes, and there are plenty of fun facts to share about Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. Posted below are ten facts that are short enough to Tweet out to your followers on Twitter. Be sure to follow Pure Michigan on Twitter as well for news and updates about our great state!

Did you know the Great Lakes in @PureMichigan have 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water?
Fun fact: The Great Lakes contain one-fifth of our fresh surface water supply @PureMichigan
The Great Lakes contain more than 94,000 square miles of water @PureMichigan
Fun fact: one inch of surface water of Lake Superior is equal to 553 billion gallons @PureMichigan
Lake Superior: the largest freshwater lake in the world @PureMichigan
Fun fact: Lake Michigan covers over 23,000 miles @PureMichigan
Fun fact: Lake Huron was 1st of Great Lakes to be discovered by European explorers @PureMichigan
Fun fact: Lake Huron is the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world @PureMichigan
Of the five Great Lakes, Lake Erie is the warmest and most biologically productive @PureMichigan
Lake Ontario: 4th among Great Lakes in maximum depth, but 2nd to Lake Superior in average depth @PureMichigan