The Lower Mississippi River, USA – March 3rd, 2009
The Mississippi River is the second longest river in the United States, with a length of 2,320 miles (3,730 km) from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. Here, its lower section is visible running through the midwestern states.
The plains through which is flows can be seen surrounded by snow in the states of Missouri (top left), Tennessee (top right), Arkansas (bottom left) and Mississippi (bottom right).
In the full image, the warmer states of Lousiana (bottom left) and Mississippi (bottom right) are free of snow. As it flows through this agricultural region, the river is brown with sediments. Many fields can be seen flanking the river.