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Mississippi River

Largest river system in North America

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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. Its source is Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota and it flows generally south for 2,320 miles (3,730ย 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 1,151,000ย sqย mi (2,980,000ย km2), of which only about oneย percent is in Canada. The Mississippi ranks as the fourth-longest and fifteenth-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.

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Flooding, tornado warnings issued for much of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. How to prevent overheating car batteries. Cleaning batteries, getting rid of..
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Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood..
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Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, threatening tornadoes and dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create..
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Barry quickly lost its punch after coming ashore Saturday as the first hurricane of the year. But up to 20 inches of rain may fall as the system moves inland...
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Some 14 trillion gallons of rainwater are forecast to fall on Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas during Barry. Three million people may be impacted.
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New Orleans is below sea level -- and Barry will test the safeguards that the city put in place following the devastation from Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago...
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Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to flood New Orleans and threaten lives along the Mississippi River, is being fueled by warmth in the Gulf of Mexico that..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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