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Mississippi River


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The Mississippi River is the second-longest river and chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system. From its traditional source of Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota, it flows generally south for 2,340 miles (3,770 km) to the Mississippi River Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 32 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian mountains. The main stem is entirely within the United States; the total drainage basin is 1,151,000 sq mi (2,980,000 km2), of which only about one percent is in Canada. The Mississippi ranks as the fourteenth-largest river by discharge in the world. The river either borders or passes through the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.Native Americans have lived along the Mississippi River and its tributaries for thousands of years. Most were hunter-gatherers, but some, such as the Mound Builders, formed prolific agricultural and urban civilizations. The arrival of Europeans in the 16th century changed the native way of life as first explorers, then settlers, ventured into the basin in increasing numbers. The river served first as a barrier, forming borders for New Spain, New France, and the early United States, and then as a vital transportation artery and communications link. In the 19th century, during the height of the ideology of manifest destiny, the Mississippi and several western tributaries, most notably the Missouri, formed pathways for the western expansion of the United States.
Formed from thick layers of the river's silt deposits, the Mississippi embayment is one of the most fertile regions of the United States; steamboats were widely used in the 19th and early 20th centuries to ship agricultural and industrial goods. During the American Civil War, the Mississippi's capture by Union forces marked a turning point towards victory, due to the river's strategic importance to the Confederate war effort. Because of the substantial growth of cities and the larger ships and barges that replaced steamboats, the first decades of the 20th century saw the construction of massive engineering works such as levees, locks and dams, often built in combination. A major focus of this work has been to prevent the lower Mississippi from shifting into the channel of the Atchafalaya River and bypassing New Orleans.
Since the 20th century, the Mississippi River has also experienced major pollution and environmental problems – most notably elevated nutrient and chemical levels from agricultural runoff, the primary contributor to the Gulf of Mexico dead zone.
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Mississippi River

River in the United States of America

  • Desc: The Mississippi River is the second-longest river and chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay drainage system.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 10374.89

Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp

Fictional creature

Mississippi River System

River in Minnesota

  • Desc: The Mississippi River System, also referred to as the Western Rivers, is a mostly riverine network of the United States which includes the Mississippi River and connecting waterways.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River_System
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, TouristAttraction, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 494.14

I-35W Mississippi River bridge

Truss arch bridge in Minnesota

  • Desc: The I-35W Mississippi River bridge was an eight-lane, steel truss arch bridge that carried Interstate 35W across the Mississippi River one-half mile downstream from the Saint Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-35W_Mississippi_River_bridge
  • Type: Thing, Place, Bridge
  • Result Score: 397.39

Lower Mississippi River

Body of water

  • Desc: The Lower Mississippi River is the portion of the Mississippi River downstream of Cairo, Illinois. From the confluence of the Ohio River and Upper Mississippi River at Cairo, the Lower flows just under 1000 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_Mississippi_River
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 218.95

Pearl River County

County in Mississippi

Mississippi River

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Mississippi River

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Mississippi River

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Mississippi River

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Mississippi River

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Mississippi River

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