Day at the Maumee Bay / Lake Erie

The following is information the Erie Port Authority passed out to participants attending “A Day at the Bay” hosted by the¬† Upper Maumee Watershed Partnership.

 Maumee River:

  • Largest body of water emptying into the Great Lakes
  • 150 miles long
  • Shares water with the St. Marys River, St. Joseph River, Auglaize River, Little Auglaize River, Blanchard River, Tiffen River, Ottowa River

Maumee Watershed:

  • 6,586 sqare miles in Indiana, Ohio & Michigan
  • 4,000 miles of streams
  • Drains 4 million acres
  • 1.7 million people live in the watershed
  • 327 named streams
  • Supports 94 species of fish
  • 90% of Ohio’s wetlands have been drained or filled in

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