Lake Erie and the Ohio River border Ohio on the north and south respectively. Most of the rivers that drain into Lake Erie are short. Those flowing into the Ohio are comparatively long.
The longest stream flowing into Lake Erie is the Maumee River, which enters the lake at Toledo. Other major streams entering the lake are the Portage, Sandusky, Cuyahoga, and Grand rivers. Three principal rivers flow from north to south to enter the Ohio River. They are the Miami, the Scioto, and the Muskingum rivers. The Mahoning River flows into Pennsylvania and then to the Ohio River.
Lake Erie is Ohio’s most important lake. Important Ohio ports on the lake include Ashtabula, Cleveland, Conneaut, and Toledo. The major lakes entirely within Ohio were artificially created. The largest is Grand Lake Saint Marys, which was constructed to supply water to the old Miami and Erie Canal. O’Shaughnessy, Delaware, and Hoover lakes were built north of Columbus for water supply and flood control. The Muskingum Conservancy District contains a large number of artificially created lakes, including Charles Mill, Pleasant Hill, Beach City, Atwood, Leesville, Tappan, Clendening, Piedmont, Wills Creek, and Senecaville reservoirs. "Ohio" © Emmanuel BUCHOT, Encarta, Wikipedia
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