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Southeast mississippi

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Southeast mississippi

  1. 1. Regions<br />Southeast-The Mighty Mississippi<br />
  2. 2. The Mississippi River-page 75<br />This river’s source is Lake Itasca in Minnesota. <br />It flows North to South and is the longest river in the United States. <br />1.The place where a river begins is called the source. <br />The river’s mouth is the place where it empties. <br />Where is the Mississippi River’s mouth? <br />
  3. 3. At the beginning of the Mississippi the river is just a shallow creek. <br />As it flows south it grows broader and deeper.<br />Why?<br />The Mississippi is fed by smaller rivers called tributaries. <br />2. Two tributaries that flow into the Mississippi River are the Missouri River and the Ohio River. <br />See map page 75 and answer questions.<br />
  4. 4. Mississippi for Travel<br />The river is used for travel and trade.<br />It is often changing shape because of the flowing water.<br />Read excerpt page 76. <br />In the past 20 years engineers have built walls along parts of the Mississippi to control flooding and keep the river from changing course. <br />
  5. 5. New Orleans<br />Where is New Orleans located? <br />Its location has been key to the city’s growth. <br />Goods from all over the U.S. come downriver. When they get to New Orleans they can be shipped to anywhere in the world.<br />New Orleans is one of the busiest ports in the nation.<br />
  6. 6. Soggy Coast<br />The Mississippi River’s delta is in Louisiana. <br />A delta is the land formed by the soil the river deposits as it flows into the sea.<br />Delta soil is rich and dark and good for farming.<br />The delta area and parts of the Coastal Plain have a low elevation close to sea level making the land wet. We call this a wetland.<br />Wetlands help control floods by soaking up water. <br />Wetlands are also a home for animals such as alligators, crawfish, and falcons. <br />
  7. 7. Wetland<br />

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