Lake Huron (French: Lac Huron) is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Hydro-logically, it comprises the easterly portion of Lake Michigan–Huron, having the same surface elevation as its westerly counterpart, to which it is connected by the wide Straits of Mackinac. It is shared on the east by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the west by the state of Michigan in the United States. The name of the lake is derived from early French explorers who named it for the Huron people inhabiting the region. The huronian glaciation was named due to evidence collected from Lake Huron region. The northern parts of the lake include the North Channel and Georgian Bay. The main inlet is the St. Mary’s River and the main outlet is the St. Clair.
Here are some links to better understand the unique and diverse ecology of Lake Huron:
- NOAA CoastWatch - Great Lakes Region - Lake Huron MODIS Imagery - True Color, 250 m Resolution, processed at the Space Science and Engineeering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Ontario Phragmites Working Group - Ontario Phragmites Working Group (OPWG) is composed of dedicated people with an interest in working together to facilitate effective management of invasive Phragmites in Ontario.
- IPP - Iperwash Phragmites Phighters - The Ipperwash Phrag Phighters (IPP) is a group of local residents, cottage owners, renters and visitors who want to stop the growth and spread of invasive Phragmites australis in the Ipperwash area.
Working under the umbrella of the Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group (LSPCG), the purpose of the IPP is to educate Ipperwash users to Phragmites: what they are; where they are; how to identify and control their spread; and why we need to take action NOW!
- NOAA - Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory - A trusted scientific enterprise to advance observation, modeling, understanding, and prediction of the Great Lakes and coasts to sustain resilient ecosystems, communities, and economies.
- Shoreline Clean-Up - Our mission: to promote understanding and education about shoreline litter issues by encouraging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups.
Our vision: a fully engaged and committed Canadian public keeping all Canadian shorelines free from litter.
- St. Clair Conservation - The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority is located in southwestern Ontario and includes the Sydenham River watershed and smaller watersheds draining directly into southern Lake Huron, the St. Clair River and northeastern Lake St. Clair. The Conservation Authority implements programs to reduce the risk to life and property from flooding and erosion; water and land stewardship; forestry; wildlife habitat creation and outdoor recreation.
- Lake Huron Facts - Discover interesting Lake Huron is the second largest Great Lake by surface area and the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world.
It has the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes, counting the shorelines of its 30,000 islands.
- The Lake Huron Centre For Coastal Conservation - The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation was founded in 1998 with the goals of protecting and restoring Lake Huron's coastal environment and promoting a healthy coastal ecosystem.
- Lake Huron Georgian Bay Framework for Community Action - The Lake Huron Georgian Bay Framework for Community Action strives to empower people to take action to protect and enhance the health of the Lake Huron-Georgian Bay Watershed.
The community based approach empowers individuals, communities and organizations to operate independently and through their own actions to protect and enhance Lake Huron Georgian Bay.
- The Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System - Approximately 5,000 square kilometers of the greater London area of South Western Ontario is supplied by two Water Treatment Systems:
The Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System & Elgin Area Primary Water Supply System.