Lake Erie

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One of the five Great Lakes, large freshwater lakes in North America, the world's largest such lakes.

History:

Ecology: Lake Erie is the shallowest of the Great Lakes and became famously polluted in the 1960's and 1970's. Environmental regulation led to a great increase in water quality; however, invasive Zebra mussels currently threaten the entire Lake Erie ecosystem.

The states of the United States of America and provinces of Canada which border Lake Erie are

Ohio
Pennsylvania
New York
Michigan
Ontario

see also:

Erie Canal
Quagga Mussel
Zebra Mussel