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View Poll Results: What is the landocked major city in America?
Atlanta 14 11.38%
Dallas 15 12.20%
Phoenix 16 13.01%
Las Vegas 7 5.69%
Denver 63 51.22%
Fresno 1 0.81%
Salt Lake City 4 3.25%
San Bernadino 1 0.81%
Tallahassee 0 0%
Charlotte 2 1.63%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-13-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Ventura County, Ca
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How did Salt Lake city, the only city on here named after a body of water, make the list.
lol
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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I would say that the Great Salt Lake is somewhat invisible to most. You simply don't see it when you are in SLC or driving I-15 north-south. Out of sight, out of mind? Perhaps. But the lake does effect the climate of the area and has many ecological effects.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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How did Salt Lake city, the only city on here named after a body of water, make the list.
Seriously? You obviously don't understand what the term "landlocked" means. The Great Salt Lake isn't connected to the ocean and is therefore landlocked.

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Perhaps because most in the U.S. don't appreciate the size of the Great Salt Lake. It effects the weather of much of the SLC metro area with lake effect snow during the winter, and increases humidity and rainfall during the warm season.
The Great Salt Lake isn't much larger than the Salton Sea or Lake Champlain, and it's downright tiny compared to the Great Lakes. You could fit the Great Salt Lake inside of Lake Michigan 20x over.
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:28 AM
 
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Phoenix and Las Vegas
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:25 AM
 
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Tallahassee? Seriously? Did the OP run out of cities?
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:33 AM
 
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I nominate Miami.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:35 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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A landlocked city is a landlocked city. How is one city more landlocked than another?
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Indianapolis is 150 miles from the Great Lakes..
But it has no bodies of water on it or running through it, no major ones at least. Compared to the poll choices, 150 miles from the Great Lakes is a massive distance.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:46 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Since when did Tallahassee become a major city?
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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Denver is probably the most isolated major city in the country, and as others have pointed out the South Platte "River" is so tiny that there's probably unnamed creeks back east with more water in them. Also, Colorado is quite arid, and has few natural lakes (though there are some in the rockies to the west).

But the OP didn't say the most isolated, even from bodies of water. He/she said most landlocked. And one way to answer that would be to look at watersheds.

You could argue that Salt Lake City (or Reno, but it's not an option on the list) are more landlocked because they're in the Great Basin, which geographically has no ocean outlet. That means that rain that falls in Salt Lake City goes only to evaporation and not to any ocean outlet. There are only a few other geographic areas in north America that have this feature -- the Great Divide Basin in Wyoming (but it has almost no population), and the Tularosa Valley in NM (ditto), and a few others.
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