The Atchafalaya River is the third- ranking river on the earth. It’s located in South Louisiana, with its base the gulf coast from the mouth of the Mississippi river almost to Texas, its two sides coming together up near the lock and not including New Orleans or Baton Rouge. The Mississippi river with its sand and stuff has created most of Louisiana and couldn’t have done it by remaining in one channel. If it did then southern Louisiana would be a long peninsula reaching into the Gulf of Mexico. Southern Louisiana is still in its form now because the Mississippi river jumped here and there with an arc bout two hundred miles wide.
These birds were listed as endangered on March 11, 1967 and also rely on the basin for crayfish to eat. In addition to birds, plenty of fish can be found in the basin and fishermen frequent the basin in search of Tilapia (3). Tilapia can be found by the hundreds in the basin along with corvina and an occasional striped bass, mullet, croaker, or sargo (3). The endangered pupfish, though rare, also rely on the basin for survival (10). Pupfish are also the only native species in the Salton Sea, thriving in shallow bodies of water with a high salt and heat
It started at the North Pole and it stretched to the 37th parallel which is along the southern edges of Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri. The estimated area it covered was around five million square miles, and at parts it could reach up to ten thousand feet thick (Britannica). Even though the lakes in Michigan are proof that the Laurentide Ice Sheet melted, it did so very slowly, and there is even some proof that our ancestors lived in the area underneath where the great lakes are today (draining the great lakes). As it retreated, it carved, and under all of that weight compacted the crust enough to create at least five basins that are now the Great lakes. This created an area in where twenty percent of the world’s fresh surface water resides (TED ED).
N.J. Division of Fish & Wildlife The fish at Swartswood Lake are stocked by the Hackettstown Fish Hatchery. In the spring of 2007 Hackettstown Fish Hatchery set up nets at Neldon Brook which leads into Swartswood Lake. “The Hackettstown crew began their walleye broodstock collection season on April 2nd when they set one Pennsylvania and two South Dakota-style trap nets in Swartswood Lake near the mouth of Neldon Brook” (Lemon). Walleye fishing is very popular in New Jersey and are introduced in an environment to increase fish diversity. The nets at the mouth of the river collected a “record of 352 adult walleye were captured surpassing the old record of 320 captured in 2004” (Lemon).
But , Mississippi past is embed with violence. Mississippi is slow to change. But, when it does, everything and everyone is affected by it. Stretching away the way from the early settlers through the long ride to freedom, Mississippi’s past
This is because it forms the state 's western border. Also according to http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/wvland.htm the state also has the highest average altitude of any state east of the Mississippi River. The state also has two panhandles, the Eastern Panhandle and the Northern Panhandle. It is also one of the only states to have two panhandles. As you can see West Virginia has a geography that amazes many
My hometown parish is called Washington parish, I found that my parish falls under Pleistocene terraces for its major landform with a little bit of Holocene alluvium. The elevation of Washington parish is 73 meters or 240 feet. It is identified with Upland terrace as its aquifer system, its well number is, Wa-13. The depth of its well is 156 feet and it was drilled in 1942. Washington parish has three rivers that run throughout it.
(South, North and the West). The four red stars on the flag represent the fort Dearborn, great Chicago fire, the world’s Columbian exposition and the century of progress exposition. Also, the Chicago flag has even become fashionable for people to wear on t-shirts, hats, and people even get tattoos with the symbol. It also hangs outside many government buildings and is plastered
To add onto the great many locations, Oklahoma also has many historical landmarks one can visit while vacationing. The Cabin Creek Battlefield is the site of two important engagements between Union and Confederate forces in Indian Territory during the Civil War. (Cabin Creek). The site is located along the Texas Road, a historic trail from Kansas to Texas, near the ford that crosses the creek. The road was used by Indians, white explorers, US Army, pioneer immigrants, trail herds, and traders.
According to Kleist, early explorers and indigenous people used the various waterways for most of their transportation. As people began to travel further and further, they realized an incredibly crucial area in Wisconsin that divides the southwest draining Lower Wisconsin River, and the headwaters of the northeastern draining Fox River (n.d.). This area, known to the Menominee as Wauona, is where people could portage over from the Fox River to the Wisconsin River, a roughly 1.5 mile hike. The importance of this area lies in what those bodies of water lead to. If someone took the portage, he or she would be able to travel from the Atlantic Ocean, through the Great Lakes, down the Fox River, to the Wisconsin River, meet up with the Mississippi River, and reach the Gulf of Mexico (Portage Canal, n.d.).
Minnesota is home to many geological wonders. Whether it be the formidable cliffs of the North Shore, one of thousands of pristine lakes, or the miles of rolling farm land; Minnesota has much to offer. Each state has very different geology, and because of that, each state uses their geology in different ways. The geology of Minnesota plays an important role in many different aspects of our lives including our health, economy, and heritage. If the geology of Minnesota would have been different, there is no doubt that the state would be different today as a result.
Milwaukee County The word "Milwaukee" may come from the Potawatomi language or Ojibwe language meaning, "Gathering place [by the water]". Europeans had arrived in what is known as the Milwaukee area prior to the 1833 Treaty of Chicago. The Treaty of Chicago was put in place for the inhabiting ‘Indians’ to cede their land to the French. The Native Americans were promised various cash payouts and land west of the Mississippi. The largest city in the state consisting of 956,023 individuals as recorded in 2013.
Fort Loudon connects to the Tellico Reservoir and Watts Bar Reservoir via canal and lock. Some of the main fish harvest out of the lake are: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, and catfish. To this day there is still a consumption advisory for catfish and largemouth bass over two pounds due to the levels of contaminants in the water. Watts Bar Lake was completely created in 1942 by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA, 2013). Watts bar lake connects to the Chickamauga reservoir by a lock.
As crazy as it might seem, bridges haven 't always spanned the Willamette Valley 's waterways. Dating back to the mid-1800s, these heavily trafficked highways led travelers from the budding Rose City to ferries that, for a fee, carried people, livestock, wagons and cars across various rivers. Throughout the state 's history, more than 500 of the boats traversed Oregon 's rivers and lakes. "Almost every pioneer community, especially those in the Willamette Valley, was tied to the rest of the territory by roads or trails crossing at least one waterway on a ferry, so ferries were essential facts of life," wrote the late Charles F. Query in 2008 's "A History of Oregon Ferries since 1826." Today, only a few remain, including the Canby Ferry,