Detroit River facts for kids
|Rivière du Détroit|
Windsor police passing by the Renaissance Center
|Countries||United States, Canada|
|- left||Ecorse River, River Rouge|
|- right||Little River, River Canard|
|Cities||United States: Detroit, Grosse Pointe Park, River Rouge, Ecorse, Wyandotte, Riverview, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Gibraltar, Canada: Tecumseh, Windsor, La Salle, Amherstburg|
|Source||Lake St. Clair|
|- elevation||574 ft (175 m)|
|- elevation||571 ft (174 m)|
|Length||28 mi (45 km)|
|Basin||700 sq mi (1,813 km²)|
|- average||188,000 cu ft/s (5,324 m³/s)|
Landsat satellite photo showing the St. Clair River (top), Lake St. Clair (center), and the Detroit River connecting it to Lake Erie (bottom)
The Detroit River is a river in the Great Lakes system. The river connects Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie. It forms part of the border between Canada and the United States. It is 24 nautical miles (44 km; 28 mi) long. It divides the cities of Detroit and Windsor. It is one of the busiest waterways in the world.
The name comes from the French Rivière du Détroit, which means River of the Strait.
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