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  Encyclopedia: Mississippi River
The Mississippi River, derived from the Algonquin missi sipi meaning 'great river' literally 'Father of waters', is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi.
The river is divided into the upper Mississippi, from its source south to the Ohio River, and the lower Mississippi, from the Ohio to its mouth near New Orleans.
Louis; and the middle Mississippi, a relatively free-flowing river downstream of the confluence with the Missouri River at St. Louis.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mississippi-River   (6405 words)

 The Natural Environment - Volume 2 - Draft Heritage Study and Environmental Assessment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
At the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers the average floodplain elevation is approximately 325 feet.
The Mississippi Delta is the core of the flyway because of the abundance of wetlands adjacent to the Mississippi River.
The middle Mississippi river extends from the mouth of the Missouri River to Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
www.cr.nps.gov /delta/volume2/natural.htm   (10874 words)

 Mississippi River - Fun Facts about the River and it's Source
Most of the river and its floodplain (defined as the adjacent, generally flat surface that is periodically inundated by floodwaters overflowing the river's natural banks) have been extensively modified for commercial navigation and other human developments.
The Headwaters is the reach from the source (Lake Itasca) downstream to St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis, Minnesota, whereas the Upper Mississippi River extends from St. Anthony Falls downstream to the mouth of the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois.
The 314-kilometer segment of the Upper Mississippi River extending from the mouth of the Missouri River (near St. Louis, Missouri) to the mouth of the Ohio is often termed the Middle Mississippi River.
www.visitbemidji.com /location/mississippi.html   (834 words)

 STANDING - Online Information article about STANDING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
permeability or slope of the sides of the valley is such that the water does not drain rapidly to the river, or that lakes and river bed moderate the rise of the floods.
This may be considered an ideal longitudinal section, to which actual rivers approximate more or less, with exceptions due to the vary-mg hardness of their beds, and the irregular manner in 010' which their volume increases.
This is more likely to the highest level at one point of a river is not always simultaneous with the attainment of the highest level at other points; and that the rise of a river in flood is very different in different parts of its course.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SOU_STE/STANDING.html   (8091 words)

 Mississippi River - State canoe routes: Minnesota DNR
The bluffs, however, are not mountains that somehow were heaved to their present height; the river actually cut down through the layers of rock and carved out the valley in which it flows.
The river valley is a major migration route for ducks, geese, swans, raptors (especially bald eagles) and other birds.
Also common in the river valley are red and gray fox, cottontail rabbit, gray and fox squirrel, thirteen-lined ground squirrel, chipmunk, striped skunk and several species of moles, shrews and mice.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /canoeing/mississippiriver/ten.html   (797 words)

 Rivers of Life: Upper Mississippi River - Destination Guide
Situated at the confluence of the Crow Wing and the Mississippi Rivers, this area was important to the Ojibway and Dakota tribes and later to the fur traders and loggers.
Built on a commanding bluff above the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, the fort is a living museum that accurately depicts the lives of the men, women, and children of the 5th Regiment of Infantry on the 1820's frontier.
The 2,674-acre park is adjacent to the Upper Mississippi Fish and Wildlife Refuge with its wealth of wildlife and stunning vistas.
cgee.hamline.edu /rivers/Resources/river_days/guide.html   (2161 words)

 WaterObserver.org Observing Aquatic Environments
Currently, the Mississippi River waters enter the Gulf of Mexico through the bird-foot delta southeast of New Orleans where the sediments are discharged into deep water and also through Atchafalaya bay.
In an attempt to maintain the Mississippi as a navigation channel to New Orleans, a large control structure was built, restricting the flow down the Atchafalaya River to 30% of the total Mississippi flow.
River diversions provide at least a partial solution to slow the alarming rate of wetland loss in regions proximate to the Mississippi River.
www.waterobserver.org /backscatter/issues/2003-winter.html   (2105 words)

 Watershed, Meramec River, Contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The main stem of the Meramec’s 218 linear miles carries water from the lightly populated, forested, and agricultural upper watershed north easterly to the heavily populated and urbanized lower watershed to enter the Mississippi River below St. Louis.
Watershed landcover prioritization involved merging the project subwatershed layer with the landcover classification, and then rating the subwatersheds based on the percentages of certain landcover types, such as the Forest or Urban classes.
Major goals for the Meramec River watershed are improving water quality, improving riparian and aquatic habitat conditions, maintaining diverse and abundant populations of native aquatic organisms and sportfish, providing for a high level of recreational use, and increasing public appreciation for the stream resources.
www.conservation.state.mo.us /fish/watershed/meramec/contents/200cotxt.htm   (2188 words)

 Environment - American Heritage Rivers Cover Sheet For Nomination Packet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Passing through the University of Minnesota campus, the River enters a deep gorge; there is scarcely a sight of the metropolis that clings to the River's edge, thanks to the foresight of early city planners who preserved the blufftops in public ownership.
Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) volunteers are stenciling stormwater drains throughout the watershed with the message: Please Don't Pollute!-Drains to River", to encourage people not to put polluting materials in street drains.
Friends of the Mississippi River will try to create a broader range of public access including canoe launches, portages, rental and shuttle services, shore fishing, etc. These and other public access and recreation projects are identified on Map 3.
www.metrocouncil.org /planning/environment/nominat.htm   (9068 words)

 Virtual Tour of the Black River Watershed
The watershed surrounding the East Branch includes a variety of changing uses, as urban sprawl pressure challenges the traditional farmland and open space that covers much of the drainage basin.
Since the recent settlement of the Black River Watershed, the protective vegetative strips along the river, called buffer or riparian zones, have been mostly removed, increasing the volume of surface water run-off.
Most of the lake plain and glacial till soils in the Black River Watershed are mineral based, forming as a result of the sorting action of waves or the recession of glaciers.
www.noaca.org /blackeast.html   (4518 words)

 Mississippi River
...rivers and fix any problems, the state recently tackled pollution in the lower portion of the river from Shakopee to its confluence with the Mississippi River.
In this Mississippi River town of about 8,200, where a public elementary school is named after Lindbergh and the varsity sports teams are the Flyers, they...
Not an island, the refuge is situated on one of the last sections of the lower Mississippi River alluvial plain that's not walled off from the river by a levee...
conservation.mongabay.com /Mississippi_River.htm   (2988 words)

 cars - Indian River (Ontario)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Indian River in the Kawartha Lakes region flows from Stoney Lake into Rice Lake.
The Indian River in Lanark County is a tributary of the Mississippi River.
The Indian River in Renfrew County joins with the Muskrat River and empties into the Ottawa River at Pembroke, Ontario.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Indian_River_%28Ontario%29   (110 words)

 Saving Louisiana's Delta, by Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Global Issues April 2004
The Mississippi River basin, the largest in North America, empties into the ocean at the Gulf of Mexico after passing through a delta wetland that is also among the largest in the world.
In the 1940s, the federal government built levees along the Mississippi River to provide flood protection for cities and ports and to channel the river for navigation and transportation.
The main strategies of Coast 2050 are watershed management, such as river diversions and improved drainage, and watershed structural repair, such as restoration of barrier islands.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/itgic/0404/ijge/gj06.htm   (1915 words)

 Mississippi Valley Conservation
Mississippi Valley Conservation is issuing a FLOOD ADVISORY regarding Frazil Ice conditions and the potential for ice jamming throughout the watershed therefore creating potential Flood Hazards.
Areas which have experienced this phenomenon in the past include, but are not limited to, Clyde River, Fall River, Indian River, Mississippi River at Snow Road, Sheridan Rapids, Playfairville, Ferguson Falls, Innisville, Appleton, Almonte, Blakeney and Pakenham.
Residents along any river shoreline that have open water are advised to keep a close watch on water levels, as they could increase very quickly and blockage could take place creating the potential for flood conditions.
www.mvc.on.ca /advisories13jan03.htm   (253 words)

 Table 2 - Products and Forecast Groups for non-Mississippi River Basins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Mainstem of the Red River from Wahpeton, ND to Pembina, ND and the watershed upstream of Wahpeton, ND including the Bois de Sioux, Mustinka, Rabbit, and Ottertail River Basins.
Rivers draining into western Lake Superior including the St. Louis River Basin in Minnesota and the Nemadji, Bad, and White River Basins in northern Wisconsin.
Rivers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan including the Ontanogan, Chocolay, Escanaba, Tahquamenon, Manistique, Sturgeon, Presque Isle, Black, and Pine River Basins.
www.crh.noaa.gov /ncrfc/forecast_groups/ftable2.html   (382 words)

 Indian River Lagoon Update/Summer 2004 Issue/Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As a consequence of rapid delivery of freshwater runoff and the associated nutrients and sediments to the lagoon, large areas of "muck" have accumulated over the bottom of the estuary, reducing water clarity and eliminating many original estuarine bottom communities, such as oyster reefs.
Photos must be taken within the Indian River Lagoon watershed, which extends from Ponce de Leon Inlet in Volusia County to Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach County.
For additional information about the Indian River Lagoon Update or the lagoon program, please call Ed Garland, regional communications coordinator, at (321) 676-6612 or click here to send an e-mail.
sjr.state.fl.us /programs/outreach/pubs/irl_update/04sum02.html   (1425 words)

 The Ultimate Mississippi River (Ontario) - American History Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Mississippi River is a tributary of the Ottawa River, approximately 160 km (100 mi) long, in southern Ontario in Canada.
It rises east of the Kawartha Lakes and flows northeast through Dalhousie Lake and Mississippi Lake, past Carleton Place, through Mississippi Mills (formerly Almonte), then north to join the Ottawa River just east of Arnprior.
The Purdon Conservation Area, a wetland in this river's watershed, contains Canada's largest native colony of showy lady slipper orchids, some 16,000 plants.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Mississippi_River,_Ontario   (118 words)

 Native News Online, A Barefoot Connection
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What the larger movements have achieved is largely one of careers undestroyed, ideas uncensored, violence and intimidation uncommitted, injustices unperpetrated, rivers unpoisoned and undammed, bombs undropped, radiation unleaked, poisons unsprayed, wildernesses unviolated, countryside undeveloped, resources unextracted, species unexterminated.
Donations of $50.00 or more will receive a complimentary copy of close to 61,000 news articles distributed over the Native News lists from 2000 to 2004 on a PC compatible CD.
nativenewsonline.org /baredexbody.shtml   (6169 words)

 National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Coming Soon - The river information web pages will be updated later this month.
Click on a point or river on the map or select from the menus below.
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country.
www.crh.noaa.gov /cgi-bin/ahps.cgi?lsx   (142 words)

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