H O M E S - The Great Lakes contain roughly 20% of the world's fresh water.
By surface area, Lake Huron is the second-largest of the Great Lakes, with a surface area of 23,000 square miles (59,600 km2) making it the Third-largest fresh water lake on Earth. By volume however, Lake Huron is only the third largest of the Great Lakes, being surpassed by Lake Michigan in this aspect. The surface of Lake Huron is 577 feet (176 m) above see level.
Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes that is entirely within the USA, and is the second largest of the Great Lakes by volume. It is bounded, from west to east, by the US states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.
The word "Michigan" originally referred to the LAKE itself, and is believed to come from the Ojibwa word mishigami meaning "great water".
Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes. The lake is named after the Erie tribe of Native Americans who lived along its shore. It is the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume of the five Great Lakes.
Lake Superior - the biggest, the cleanest, the deepest, the deadliest , the coldest lake among the all five Great lakes.The lake is bounded by Ontario, Minnesota , Wisconsin and Michigan. It is generally considered the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. It is the world's third-largest freshwater lake by volume, and the largest by volume in North America