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Agriculture Around Mississippi River From Northern to Southern USA – November 8th, 2010

34.7N 91.2W

November 8th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

USA - October 14th, 2010

The image stretches through the central part of the United States of America, from the Great Lakes (the tip of Lake Michigan can be seen at the very top) to near the Gulf of Mexico.

The Mississippi River, running through the middle of the image from top to bottom, is the largest river system in North America, with a length of about 2,320 miles (3,730 km).

Much of the land in the Mississippi River Valley and around the river and its tributaries appears tan here, while the land further west and east appears green and vegetated. This tan color is probably due to the land around the river being used for agriculture.

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