Talk:List of largest lakes of the United States by area

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Untitled[edit]

This list is in error. It is missing Lake Erie which on its own Wikipedia page reports a surface area greater than 9000 sq miles.

Canadian[edit]

Some of these lakes are partly in Canada. Is the stated "area" only the United States portion? Backspace (talk) 22:31, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Area[edit]

I do not understand this list. First, it gives area in miles and km. This is in error. Area is calculated in square miles and square kilometers. Second, there is an icon at the top of the area column. When I click on it, the area values change? What is this all about? Is this maximum and minimum or seasonal variation, or is some-one simply playing games? If it should be there, then it should be clearly labeled. Kdammers (talk) 10:05, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

  • That is a SORT icon (to sort the table, a common Wikipedia function), but unfortunately it's sorting text values, not numbers! You are completely correct about square miles & square kilometers. The page's creator appears to have used correct square mile area in most cases, but called it miles, and then used the linear conversion to kilometers (1KM = 5/8 mile) which makes the kM values totally wrong! I'm working on fixing these problems. JimmB (talk) 14:24, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

It appears to still be sorting by text value and not numerical value. I don't know how to fix this, but someone who does should fix it. Lpreams (talk) 19:44, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Change of Title[edit]

I propose changing the title of this article to "List of largest lakes of the United States by area." The reason for the change is that the new title would be more consistent with other titles listing largest, tallest, etc. Plus a search of "largest lakes United States" does not come up with this article. Thus, this article is hard to find under its present title. Please advise in you concur or have objections. Smallchief (talk) 20:07, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

No objection being heard I changed the title. Smallchief (talk) 13:18, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

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