The Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) encompasses 7.2 million acres and tributaries in southern Michigan, northeast Indiana, and northwest Ohio.
- The WLEB generates more than $7.4 billion annually through water-based tourism.
- The WLEB has some of the world’s most fertile farmland, with agriculture annual market values exceeding $1.2 billion.
- Lake Erie is the warmest and shallowest of all Great Lakes with its western portion averaging only 24 feet in depth.(Source: https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/placesweprotect/wleb-1.xml?redirect=https-301)