Largest Lake in North America
Lake Superior is largest lake of North America, located on the northern edge of Wisconsin and stretches between the upper peninsula of Michigan North to Ontario Canada. The total surface area of the lake is 31, 700 sq miles and it contains almost 3,000 cubic miles of water which makes it the largest fresh water lake in the world by surface area. From sea level, its surface height is 600 feet (on average). Its height varies from time to time; high in October and November. The highest ever level of water recorded in 1985, which is of 2. 33 f. it receives water from more than 200 rivers and its water outflow is towards Lake Huron through Marys River.
The lake has deep extremely cold, crystal clear water and high rocky shores along a large portion of its coast. Most of the land around superior lake is densely forested. The deepest point of Lake Superior is 733 feet, which is also second lowest point of North America and lowest point of United States. First person who visited that deepest place was an American “J. Val Klump”. In this lake more than 80 species of fish have been recorded. Some of those species of fishes are brook trout, turbot, lake sturgeon, lake whitefish, muskellunge and rock bass.