The Maumee River does not begin. Formed out of the confluence of the St. Joseph River from the north, and the St. Marys River from the south, it is a continuation, flowing eastward and slightly northward through northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, eventually opening out 137 miles later into the southwest corner of Lake Erie.…
via Introduction to In The Watershed: A Journey Down The Maumee River — Belt Magazine | Dispatches From The Rust Belt
Rust Belt Girl here with a shout-out to my underdog lake and its watershed. This book from Belt Publishing is on my to-read list! (No, I don’t get any kickbacks from Belt Publishing, but that’s an idea!)
Okay, maybe it’s weird that a girl from Cleveland is touting her native Lake Erie today instead of her native baseball team. (22: Go Tribe!) But, maybe if our human tribe took as good care of its water as we do our sports teams, we might all be a little better off.
What do you think?
A side note…Working on a review of the novel American Rust by Philipp Meyer this weekend. Read it? Liked it?
3 thoughts on “Water, water everywhere: or don’t die, Lake Erie!”
Definitely better off. I hate to see trash floating along the edge of lakes and rivers. I’m sure I would be horrified by what’s at the bottom, if I could see. I enjoy fishing and eating what I catch, but sometimes I’m leery of polluted waterways and what the fish have been eating!
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I hear you. There’s nothing better to me than a Lake Erie perch dinner, but I don’t think it’d be safe to eat it more than occasionally. Mmm. Now I’m hungry! Thanks for reading. ~R.