Great Lake States

By: Brooklyn Mahan and Breann Hinkle


The location of the Great Lakes States are in the Middle West. It is surrounded by 9 states.

  • Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Quebec, and Ontario.
It is also part of the border line between the United States and Canada.

  • The main lake is Lake Michigan


The physical and human characteristics of the Great Lake States is that it is a vast Inland freshwater seas that have provided water for consumption, transportation, power, vacation, and a lot more of other uses. The Great lake basin is home to more than one- tenth of the popultation of The United States and one quarter of the population is of Canada. Some of the worlds largest concentrations of industrial capacity are located in The Great Lake State area. The lakes contain about 23,000 km of water, covering a total area of 244,000 km. The Great Lakes are the largest system of fresh, surface water on the Earth. The Great lakes are consisted of 5 lakes.

  • Lake Superior, lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Ontario.

Human Environment Interactions

The main reason for the water pollution control was the prevention of waterborne disease. Which is a disease that is caused by pathogenic microorganisms that most commonly are transmitted in contaminated fresh water. Many of the cities and towns treat drinking water by adding Chlorine to the water. Humans can acquire bacterial, viral and parasitics diseases through direct body contact.


This can led to border commodity export opportunities, allowing farmers to expand their operations beyond a substance level. Wheat and corn are to of the main things that are exported. The way people and exports travel can be by boat, or plane.


A place that has common things with the Great Lake States is the Gulf of Bothnia between Sweden and Finland.


Grist mills are one of the regions first industries were it is built on the flowing into the lakes. This processes the grain for overseas marketing. There where/ are conflicts over the the great lake states after world war of 1812 in the form of competition to improve transportation routes. Railroads replaced the canals after mid country, to import transportation links between the great lakes and both of the seas coasts.