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Huron-Erie Corridor

The Huron-Erie corridor is the series of rivers and Lake St. Clair that connect Lake Huron to Lake Erie. Water flows from Lake Huron down the St. Clair river into Lake St. Clair and flows out into the Detroit river eventually into Lake Erie. The delta in Lake St. Clair created from the St. Clair river is the only extensive delta system in the Great Lakes. The corridor was channelized beginning in the 1840's for shipping and the remains one of the busiest shipping routes in the United States. The creation of navigation channels as well as the high amount of human development in the region caused serious ecological problems including the collapse of the whitefish fishery.  

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