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Straits of Mackinaw

The Straits of Mackinaw is the connecting waterway between Lakes Michigan and Huron, technically making Lakes Michigan and Huron a single lake hydrologically. The surface and sub-surface currents in the straits are strong and change direction of flow regularly (roughly every couple days). Overall, water flows from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, but this occurs with a lot of variability depending on the season.

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