Lake Erie

Erie is the shallowest of the Great Lakes, with an average depth of 62 feet. It is 241 miles long and 57 miles wide.

Ways to Connect

Elizabeth Miller/ideastream

Pollution and other problems plague areas all over the Great Lakes region. And they can make drinking or swimming dangerous.  There’s plenty of blame to go around for this – city water utilities, agriculture, and politicians to name a few.

Now an unlikely industry has joined the search for solutions -- technology is taking on Lake Erie.

  

Veronica Volk

On a tiny beach at Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo, N.Y., Nate Drag scans the sand and driftwood. He's part of the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and he helps organize beach clean ups.
 "The closer you look, you can start seeing the plastic popping out," he says.

Great Lakes Today

Capt. Larry Jones of the Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association complains about access to the lake, at Tuesday's public meeting of the International Joint Commission. He was among the area residents to comment at the meeting, which was held at the WNED/WBFO studio in Buffalo, N.Y.

by Angelica A. Morrison / Great Lakes Today

The International Joint Commission, the bi-national group that helps to oversee the Great Lakes, held two public meetings in Buffalo on Tuesday – and more than 200 people showed up to share their concerns.


On Tuesday, the International Joint Commission, a group that helps regulate the Great Lakes, is coming to Buffalo to listen to your concerns -- and discuss issues that are important to the Buffalo region.


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