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Detroit River

The Detroit River is a channel about 51 km (32 miles) long and 1 to 4 km (0.5 to 2.5 miles) wide in the Great Lakes system. Its elevation is 175 meters above sea level. Islands in the Detroit River include Peche Island, Belle Isle, Zug Island, Fighting Island, Grosse Ile, and Bois Blanc (a. k. a. Boblo) Island. The boundary between Canada and the United States of America passes through the river lengthwise. It connects Lake St. Clair[?] to Lake Erie. It is spanned by the Ambassador Bridge and two tunnels connecting Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Two bridges connect Grosse Ile to the mainland USA.

The Detroit River supplies the drinking water for over 5 million people and was designated an American Heritage River[?] in 1998. A shipping channel for the Great Lakes Waterway system is maintained in the river.

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