The geography of Lake Michigan makes it the second largest lake of the five Great Lakes. Located in the northeastern part of the United States, the length of Lake Michigan is 307 miles, the width is 118 miles, the depth is 925 feet maximum, and 279 feet average depth (“Lake Michigan” pg 1). The Shore Line is 1,660 miles and is composed largely of sand and pebble beaches. Lake Michigan also shares waters with other lakes, rivers, and large cities. Lake Huron shares waters with Lake Michigan as do the Chicago River and the Mississippi River. Major cities in United States like Chicago, Michigan City, Gary, Racine, Milwaukee, and Escanaba are located along the coast of Lake Michigan (“Lake Michigan” pg 3).
Lake Michigan ecology is a gigantic part of the qualities of the lake. The lake has distinctive biodiversity of plants and animals in and around the lake that depend on the water and other resources. The resources are not only used by the living organisms of the lake but also by the humans who live nearby. Crops and forest flourish thanks to the ecology