Talk:Great Lakes region

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Population Centers[edit]

If Kansas City and St. Louis are listed as Great Lakes population centers then why not New York and Philadelphia? This is a genuine question, KC and SL look pretty far from the Lakes on the map. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Red Hair Bow (talkcontribs) 00:17, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Good question. There's no way KC and STL should be considered "Great Lakes" population centers. I'm taking them off the list. Terence7 (talk) 01:39, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

The list of cities is still ridiculous. Since when are Louisville and Cincinnati in the Great Lakes region? I suppose Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Minneapolis, etc are debatable, but none of the cities I've just mentioned are in the Great Lakes basin. Any city in a state/province bordering Great Lakes is not automatically in the Great Lakes region, this list needs cleaning up. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.121.102.136 (talk) 20:00, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes, the list of popluation centers in this article is rather peculiar. It appears to duplicate (prior to edits here) the list at Great Lakes Megalopolis. As that article is nearly entirely speculative, I don't really have any comment on the list there -- but what is the basis of the list in this article? olderwiser 13:55, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Agreed as well. I'd also take off the Twin Cities; they're not in the part of Minnesota that's along the lakes, and are actually separated by the Mississippi, which is an entirely different basin. Pittsburgh is the Ohio River basin (the source, in fact), and should go as well. (Don't really know enough about Ottawa to comment there.) oknazevad (talk) 04:52, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
I am restoring the article to the August 31st rendition. The last few edits are completely uninformed, original research that tear the article apart. Every city in the drainage basin of the Great Lakes is included in the Great Lakes region. The article itself makes this pretty clear. - Floydian τ ¢ 13:17, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
There were numerous cities in that restoration that are not in the least part of the Great Lakes drainage basin. That's why they were removed in the first place. oknazevad (talk) 13:43, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
And I promptly removed most of them. The restoration also brought back several that are certainly part of the region. - Floydian τ ¢ 15:31, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, it looks good now. I'm not sure about Ottawa, though; If it's included because its proximity to the St. Lawrence River, why isn't Montreal? While the St. Lawrence is the outflow of the Lakes to the Atlantic, it's fed by other sources (Lake Champlain comes to mind), but not all cities on the St. Lawrence are part of the Great Lakes Region. So that may take a bit of thought. But otherwise, it looks good oknazevad (talk) 18:56, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Why is Minneapolis-St Paul , a centre of 3 million people not listed within the population centres if Minnesota is part of the region? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.129.43.20 (talk) 01:37, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Because while some parts of Minnesota are in the Great Lakes basin and part of the Great Lakes region, the Twin Cities are not, as they are in the Mississippi River basin (the Mississippi is what separates Minneapolis from St. Paul, after all), and that is a separate basin from the Great Lakes basin. As noted above, not every city in a state that borders the lakes is automatically part of the Great Lakes basin/region. oknazevad (talk) 04:35, 29 January 2014 (UTC) PS, new comments to on the bottom, and please remember to sign your posts using four ~