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  Mississippi Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mississippi Delta is the distinct northwest section of the state of Mississippi that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers.
Technically not a delta but part of an alluvial plain, it has been said that The Delta "begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel (in Memphis) and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg" (various writers have been attributed with composing this memorable line, but most often David Cohen is credited with the saying).
The Delta is strongly associated with the origins of several genres of popular music, including the Delta blues, jazz, and rock and roll, as well as with extreme levels of poverty [1] [2] [3].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mississippi_Delta   (1014 words)

 Mississippi River Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mississippi River Delta is the modern area of land (the river delta) built up by alluvium deposited by the Mississippi River as it slows down and enters the Gulf of Mexico.
Each Mississippi River deltaic cycle was initiated by a gradual capture of the Mississippi River by a distributary which offered a shorter and steeper route to the Gulf of Mexico.
Because there is a considerable amount of economic development along the current path of the Mississippi, and because extensive flooding and evacuation would occur in the new area, Congress instructed the Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the then-present 70% / 30% distribution of water between the Lower Mississippi and the Atchafalaya River channels respectively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mississippi_Delta_(delta)   (875 words)

 Mississippi Delta
The Mississippi forms the eastern border of most of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas and much of Louisiana; and the western border of most of Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
From Saint Paul to the junction of the Missouri River, the Mississippi is generally 300 to 600 m (1000 to 2000 ft) wide, with 29 dams and locks that have been built to provide a navigation channel 2.7 m (9 ft) deep.
The Ohio River supplies nearly half of the Mississippi's flow, and from Cairo to New Orleans the river is generally 1000 to 1600 m (3000 to 5000 ft) wide with a navigation channel 2.7 to 3.7 m (9 to 12 ft) deep.
www.ovayonda.com /photogallery/mississippi_delta.htm   (1440 words)

 Mississippi Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In one usage, the Mississippi Delta is the new area of land (the delta) built up by alluvium from the Mississippi River over the last 5,000 years or so in the Gulf of Mexico - sometimes called the "recent delta".
In another usage, the Mississippi Delta is the most recent lobe this recent delta, the area below New Orleans at the mouth of the river - called the "modern delta" or "bird's foot delta".
The Delta is strong associated with the origins of several genres of popular music, including the Blues, Jazz, and Rock and Roll.
www.tupelo.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Mississippi_Delta   (436 words)

 Teach For America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Certification and testing requirements vary in the Mississippi Delta, and depend on the state in which the corps member is placed and the subject the corps member is teaching.
Delta staff will provide further details about the certification process and testing requirements to corps members once their district and subject placements are finalized.
All previous Delta corps members have found a standard teaching certificate valuable and therefore, Teach for America • Mississippi Delta strongly encourages corps members to complete the certification process over the course of their two-year commitment.
www.teachforamerica.org /delta.html   (1453 words)

 Introduction to Mississippi - The United States of America
Mississippi is a state that is proud of its history and works hard to preserve the memory of the Old South.
hen Mississippi was a one-crop state before the arrival of the boll weevil in 1907, plantations thrived, and cotton was king in the fertile soil of the Yazoo-Mississippi delta.
The Bayou State: Mississippi is sometimes referred to as "The Bayou State" for it's slow-moving streams that wander through marshes and lowlands along the Mississippi River and the southern section of the state to the Gulf coast.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ms_intro.htm   (669 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/River delta
A delta is the mouth of a river where it flows into an ocean, sea, or lake, building outwards (as a deltaic deposit) from sediment carried by the river and deposited as the water current is dissipated.
Deltaic deposits of larger, heavily-laden rivers are characterised by the river channel dividing into multiple streams (distributaries), these divide and come together again to form a maze of active and inactive channels.
Other rivers with notable deltas include the Ganges/Brahmaputra combination (this delta spans most of Bangladesh), the Niger, the Amazon, the Mississippi, the Sacramento-San Joaquin, the Rhine, the Rhône, the Danube, the Ebro, the Volga, the Lena, the Tigris-Euphrates, the Indus, the Krishna-Godavari, the Cauvery, the Irrawaddy, and the Mekong.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/River_delta   (388 words)

 The Blues . Blues Road Trip . Mississippi Delta | PBS
The Mississippi Delta is generally considered to be the birthplace of the blues, with the new musical form emerging around the turn of the 19th century.
The Mississippi Delta was fertile ground for the roots of the blues.
The acoustic sound of the Delta blues was amplified and electrified in Memphis and Chicago to accommodate the tastes of the newly urban fl population, and, with the growth of its recording industry, Chicago eventually eclipsed the Delta as the center of the blues.
www.pbs.org /theblues/roadtrip/deltahist.html   (723 words)

 Find out the geography of the Arkansas Delta & Mississippi River Flood of 1927 history
In natural resource terms, the Mississippi Delta is the alluvial valley stretching from southern Illinois to central Louisiana at the junction of the Red, Atchafalaya, and Mississippi Rivers.
The most recent of the deltaic lobes is also referred to as the "delta" or sometimes the "modern" or "bird's foot" delta and is the area below New Orleans at the present mouth of the river where the channel forks into the various passes.
The southeastern lowlands are comprised of the Gulf Coastal Plain, the Mississippi Alluvial Plain (the Delta), and Crowley's Ridge.
www.deltaculturalcenter.com /geography   (1525 words)

 Mississippi on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cotton and rice are important crops in the lower Mississippi valley; sugarcane is raised in the delta.
The Mississippi is abundant in freshwater fish; shrimp are taken from the briny delta waters.
Regarding the delta, environmentalists and those in the seafood industry are concerned by the loss of 25-45 sq mi (65-104 sq km) of marsh a year; fish and wildlife populations are threatened as their natural habitat slowly disappears.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/MissipR_TheMississippiDelta.asp   (1286 words)

 Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Delta (letter), the letter Δ or δ in the Greek alphabet, also used as a mathematical symbol.
River delta, a triangular area of alluvial deposit at the mouth of a river
Delta rocket, a family of rockets built by Boeing IDS
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Delta   (261 words)

 Mississippi Delta Project
The Mississippi Delta Project_Health and Environment is an attempt by government, academia, private sector organizations, and community residents to implement, within a key geographic region, a program that demonstrates how partnerships can be formed to identify and reduce the impact of environmental hazards.
The Mississippi Delta Region was defined by the Lower Mississippi Delta Commission as a 219-county strip along the Mississippi River in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Given the concerns of the Lower Mississippi Delta Development Commission for improvements in the social and economic conditions of the Region, and recognizing the importance of using prevention methods to achieve improvements in the public health and environment of the Region in ways consistent with environmental justice, the Delta Project has evolved.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /delta1.html   (6224 words)

 Improvement of Housing in the Mississippi Delta
The Lower Mississippi Delta (LMD) region is one of the poorest areas in the United States, with nearly a third of the population in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi living in poverty.
As far back as 1970, the Mississippi Delta region (then identified as 43 counties within the flatland delta areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri) was considered to have the largest number of poor people in the country.
In its 1990 report, the Lower Mississippi Delta Development Commission noted that development of water and sewage facilities in rural areas of the region is very costly.
www.ruralhome.org /pubs/hsganalysis/delta/improvement1.htm   (2446 words)

 Delta Blues
Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival is to enlighten a worldwide audience about the contributions of Mississippi Delta Blues culture to the American story.
Mississippi Delta Blues is globally recognized as one of the most important musical forms of the twenty first century.
Delta Blues soon became the emotional and literary voice of fl singers across the south.
www.deltablues.org   (310 words)

 Mississippi Delta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The boulevard, named for Mississippi's Civil Rights leader who organized boycotts and registered the state's uncounted African Americans to vote, is part of the parade route during the Martin Luther King Holiday.
A few miles to the north, near the town of Flora, is the Mississippi Petrified Forest to the left on a well-marked rural road.
The Delta seems more suited to the unassuming monochromatic shades of white cotton on fl stems in fl dirt against gray sky, as it is seen in historic photographs.
www.houstonculture.org /terra/delta.html   (1968 words)

 Cultural center of Mississippi delta blues music & heritage in Helena Arkansas
The Delta Cultural Center, located in historic downtown Helena, Arkansas, is a museum dedicated to the history of the Arkansas Delta.
It is the mission of the Delta Cultural Center to preserve, interpret and present the cultural heritage of this legendary 27-county region.
The Delta Cultural Center is a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.
www.deltaculturalcenter.com   (157 words)

 Mississippi Guide to Local Hotels, Lodging, Restaurants, Real Estate, Car Rentals and Area Information
The Mississippi Delta can conger up thoughts of elegant plantations filled with beautiful women in large bell shirts or dirty hillbillies running moonshine and strumming banjos.
Today the Delta region of the Mississippi is a picturesque area filled with history and tradition.
From the music of the Delta to the folk art that can still be found in the area, coming to the Delta is like taking a step back in time.
www.mississippi.com   (454 words)

 Mississippi Delta Literary Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Clarksdale, Mississippi, is home of the Delta Blues Museum and of Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), widely regarded as the greatest American playwright of the 20th century.
Maude Schuyler Clay is a fifth-generation native of the Delta town of Sumner, Mississippi.
Spooney Kenter is a native of Greenwood, Mississippi.
www.umiss.edu /depts/south/literarytour/people.htm   (1023 words)

 Mississippi Delta: Tourism in Tunica, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Greenwood, Indianola, Yazoo City, Greenville, MS.
Get to the Mississippi Delta from anywhere in the U.S. In the pages that follow, experience the Mississippi Delta through the eyes of one Delta traveler.
Just south of Tunica is Clarksdale, home to the internationally acclaimed Delta Blues Museum and the Hopson Plantation, one of the largest cotton farming operations in the South.
The final stop on the Delta tour is Yazoo County, the land that inspired author Willie Morris to share his childhood memories in My Dog Skip.
www.visitthedelta.com   (637 words)

 Mississippi Delta
The Mississippi flood plain along the western edge of the state has been built up by excessive floods.
North of Vicksburg it is a leaf shaped plain with an average width of 65 miles.
This region between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers is the Yazoo Basin, or Delta, one of the most fertile areas in the
www.bolivar.lib.ms.us /mississippi_delta.htm   (179 words)

 GEO_PLATE_D-1.HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Plate D-1 and the index map show three of the Mississippi delta lobes, the currently active Birdfoot or Balize delta (I), the oldest abandoned delta lobe, the St. Bernard (A), and the youngest abandoned delta lobe, the Lafourche (B).
Along the seaward margins of the delta, the elongate distributaries are reworked by wave processes, concentrating small barrier islands at the tips of the channel mouths.
The modern Birdfoot or Balize delta (Figure D-1.5, a Landsat TM subscene) of the Mississippi River is the youngest of the Recent delta lobes; it commenced its seaward progradation some 600 to 800 years ago (Fisk and McFarlan, 1955).
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 Mississippi River Delta Basin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Each Mississippi River deltaic cycle was initiated by a gradual capture of the Mississippi River by a distributary which offered a shorter route to the Gulf of Mexico.
The Mississippi River Delta Basin comprises approximately 521,000 acres of land and shallow estuarine water area in the active Mississippi River delta.
The Mississippi River levees to the north, and associated erosion control and channel stabilization measures extending to its mouth, also preclude the possibility of a naturally occurring crevasse or change in the river's course.
lacoast.gov /geography/basins/mr/index.asp   (956 words)

 River of Song: Music Along the River
But when most people, especially those not from the region, say Mississippi Delta, they refer to the area formed by the alluvial flood plain of the lower Mississippi River and incorporating parts of four states, a region distinguished by both geographic and cultural characteristics.
Just as the Delta can be rich and fertile, it can also be poor and desolate; just as one can hear the powerful chords of humanity's best music there, one can also witness Delta nights of terror and inequality; just as natural resources are abundant, so can everyday life be harsh.
Greenville, Mississippi, native and newspaper editor Hodding Carter, Sr., characterized the region in his 1942 book on the Mississippi: "The Lower Mississippi's valley is a precarious Eden, which the river has fashioned and caused to be populated because of its promise.
www.pbs.org /riverofsong/music/e3-canebrakes.html   (1855 words)

 Delta Duck Hunts
Welcome to Delta Duck Hunts, located at the top of the Mississippi delta in Tunica, Mississippi, and in the heart of the Mississippi Flyway.
The Mississippi Delta is well known for it's natural beauty and it's high concentration of waterfowl.
This area of the delta is home to a variety of ducks (Mallard, Pintail, Black Duck, Widgeon, Teal, Wood Ducks, Shoveler and Gadwall) as well as geese (Canada, Snow and Speckled-Belly).
www.deltaducks.com   (574 words)

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