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Agriculture Around Lower Mississippi River, USA

32.8N 88.7W

March 3rd, 2012 Category: Rivers

USA - December 29th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows part of the section of the Mississippi River called the Lower Mississippi River. This section runs from its confluence with the Ohio River to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico. Measured by water volume, the Lower Mississippi’s primary branch is the Ohio River.

The widest point of the Mississippi River is in the Lower Mississippi portion where it exceeds 1 mile (1.6 km) in width in several places. Many rectangular fields can be seen on either side of the river, in the Mississippi River Valley. Formed from thick layers of this river’s silt deposits, the Mississippi River Valley is one of the most fertile agricultural regions of the country.

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