Lake Erie Overview
Lake Erie (42.2° N, 81.2W) has a mean elevation of 571 feet (174 m) above sea level. It has a surface area of 9,910 square miles (25,667 km) with a length of 241 statute miles (388 km 209 nmi) and breadth of 57 statute miles (92 km 50 nmi) at its widest points.
It is the shallowest of the Great Lakes with an average depth of 10 fathoms 3 feet (62 ft 19 m) and a maximum depth of 35 fathoms (210 ft, 64 m) For comparison, Lake Superior has an average depth of 80 fathoms 3 feet (483 ft; 147 m), a volume of 2,900 cubic miles (12,100 km3) and shoreline of 2,726 statute miles (4,385 km). Because it is the shallowest, it is also the warmest of the Great Lakes, and in 1999 this almost became a problem for two nuclear power plants which require cool lake water to keep their reactors cool. The warm summer of 1999 caused lake temperatures to come close to the 85 °F (29 °C) limit necessary to keep the plants cool. Also because of its shallowness, and in spite of being the warmest lake in the summer, it is also the first to freeze in the winter. The shallowest section of Lake Erie is the western basin where depths average only 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9.1 m); as a result, “the slightest breeze can kick up lively waves,” according to a New York Times reporter in 2004. The “waves build very quickly”, according to other accounts. Sometimes fierce waves springing up unexpectedly have led to dramatic rescues; in one instance, a Cleveland resident trying to measure the dock near his house became trapped but was rescued by a fire department diver from Avon Lake, Ohio.
Detailed Map of Lake Erie
Top Videos for Cruise Destination Lake Erie–Created by BoostVacations.com Staff
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Lake Erie Trophy Walleye
Pre-fishing Lake Erie with Hot Rod Sportfishing's Randy Eyre. Catching big walleye on crawler harnesses.
Bottom of Lake Erie
Wild waves on Lake Erie - Part 1 - 2011_09300032.AVI
Friday, September 30, 2011 - Part 1. The Miller Ferry dock at Catawba Island (Ohio) under heavy winds and waves. Video of the Put-in-Bay ferry MV Wm. Market leaving the Catawba pier with waves crashing all around. As the boat goes into open water, the waves get worse.
Lake Erie Boat sinking, Kelleys Island 526-13
May 26, 2013, ready to dock on Kelleys Island when radio alerted a boat flipped on SE corner of Kelleys Island. Immediatly proceeded to area to search for people in the water. Original alert mentioned 8 persons on board, later mentioned 2 were picked out of the water and on board a standby vessel.
MotoOption - Lake Erie Jetski Freeride 2013
Team Xtremes Lake Erie Freeride 2013 was such a killer event. With a beach full of stand up jetskis, a DJ, huge raffle, freestyle competition, huge backflips, bikinis, what more could you ask for? Music Credit: Scott & Brendo - Higher iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/and-away-we-go/id605519069 Facebook: http://facebook.com/scottandbrendo YouTube: http://youtube.com/scottandbrendo
Tresspasser on the Wheeling And Lake Erie Railway
W&LE 3034 leads a four pack including WE 3068, WE 3046 and WE 6349 towards Greenwich Ohio on the Carey stone train. We were on our way back and this guy surprised us! We had followed the line from Carey to Greenwich but no luck then!
First time trolling for Walleye with Big Planer Boards - Lake Erie - July 2013
First time trolling for Walleye with Big Planer Boards - Lake Erie - July 2013. Friend, Rob, made us a pair of big planer boards and he and his Dad, Henry, came fishing with us and taught us how to use them. It was a beautiful July day, but the Lake was quite choppy.
Lake Erie - Not for the weak
Lake Erie, not for the weak - Tournament Days on Erie (the smallmouth capital of the world) A few runs on various tournament boats
Lake Erie Diving at Kelleys Island, Ohio
Here is a shallow dive off off Kelleys Island, Ohio in Lake Erie
GoPro Hero 3+: Lake Erie Largemouth Fishing with Hunter Shryock
Had a blast catching over 40 to 50 fish a day on Lake Erie!