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Chart: The 7,000 Streams that Become the Mississippi River
Slate ^ | By Chris Kirk|Posted Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 10:34 AM | Chris Kirk, Slate

Posted on 07/20/2013 10:39:45 PM PDT by blam

Edited on 07/20/2013 11:00:25 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A new online tool released by the Department of the Interior this week allows users to select any major stream and trace it up to its sources or down to its watershed.

The above map, exported from the tool, highlights all the major tributaries that feed into the Mississippi River, illustrating the riverís huge catchment area of approximately 1.15 million square miles, or 37 percent of the land area of the continental U.S.


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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; maps; mississippi; rivers; streams; waterways
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I like maps.
1 posted on 07/20/2013 10:39:45 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam; SunkenCiv

I do as well.


2 posted on 07/20/2013 10:43:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

As do I, but being on FR, makes me think of speculating how the feral govt can abuse them... after all, the federal leviathan likes maps as well.

This may be a great tool to invent new taxes, now that any drop of water is regulatable.

If it’s regulatable, it’s taxable.


3 posted on 07/20/2013 10:53:36 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: blam
Great find! I love maps!


4 posted on 07/20/2013 11:29:29 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Jet Jaguar; blam; SunkenCiv

imho one big water solution for the 21st century will be to take Mississippi flood water from march to june and pipe it west.

Likely the cost of doing so would be comparable to current fema and core of engineers work.


5 posted on 07/21/2013 12:16:44 AM PDT by ckilmer
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To: blam
3.5 kilometers of Argentine Beef
6 posted on 07/21/2013 12:36:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama makes Jeantel sound like Einstein.)
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To: blam
Back in the 90’s had to go to Camp Ripley Minnesota for an Army Training event, passed over this river about 100 meters wide, it was the Mississippi. Much different than down stream around St Louis.
7 posted on 07/21/2013 2:31:53 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: blam

‘Wonder what Mark Twain might have thought.


9 posted on 07/21/2013 4:18:50 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: blam

Pretty amazing how much of our nation “drains” down the Mississippi!

I used to live about a mile from the watershed demarcation in Ohio. I was on the side that drained to the Great Lakes, but about a mile south of me, the streams flowed generally to the Tuscarawas River, eventually leading to the Ohio and then the Mississippi River.


10 posted on 07/21/2013 4:38:05 AM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: onedoug
Its cool no doubt, but the river I've lived by almost my entire life has the wrong name. And to make matters worse the name given I'm sure would be unfamiliar to anyone around here. I've probably crossed the Middle Rouge River more than once for every day I've lived.

Ask anyone where the Walled Lake Branch is and I'm sure you'll be directed anywhere but the Middle Rouge.

11 posted on 07/21/2013 4:57:39 AM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: blam
Very interesting. I'm one of the few people in the US who grew up NORTH of the Mississippi. I remember a summer while in high school, probably 1963. A friend and I discovered a map showing a connection from his dad's cabin downstream to the Mississippi. We took a fishing boat and a tent from the cabin to the Mississippi, then back to our homes. It took several days.

I'm still amazed that our parents allowed us to take the trip. There were very few houses along the way, and we spent quite a few hours lost in mazes of wild rice. The route we took shows up on the interactive map.

12 posted on 07/21/2013 5:11:43 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: C210N
As do I, but being on FR, makes me think of speculating how the feral govt can abuse them... after all, the federal leviathan likes maps as well.

Think..EPA's attempts at changing "all navigable waterways" in the 1973 Clean Waters Act to "all waterways"

13 posted on 07/21/2013 5:13:50 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: cripplecreek

PING


14 posted on 07/21/2013 5:14:52 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

I sailed up the Rouge and got off at Ford Motor...


15 posted on 07/21/2013 5:25:29 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Daffynition

LOL!


16 posted on 07/21/2013 6:03:55 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: blam

It’s not real inclusive just from looking for the streams in my area.


17 posted on 07/21/2013 6:06:45 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Roccus

Every drop is now navigable.

A stream? navigable by a message in a bottle (good way to get the word to your uncle in New Orleans from anywhere in the US!).

Droplet on leaf? navigable by millions of protozoa.


18 posted on 07/21/2013 6:09:03 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Roccus

“Navigable” is a legal definition, not a common sense one. It would have to be, as many rivers dry up and come back—


19 posted on 07/21/2013 6:10:38 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Roccus
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20 posted on 07/21/2013 6:12:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

We stepped over the very beginning at Lake Itasca, MN many years ago....kind of a hoot.


21 posted on 07/21/2013 6:14:59 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Daffynition

Back in 1980 I was in Mogadishu, Somalia. While there, I met a group of American students traveling around the world in a ship borne-floating college. One of the students was working on a sociology project wherein she asked local people at each port of call to draw a map of their local area and of the world as they understood it.

She said that nearly all of the respondents in nearly all of the ports drew maps analogous to the one you posted. That is, “I live here. The people I have an interest in live there. Places and people I have heard of, but have no real interest in live way over there.”

I have been privileged to have traveled over a good part of the world. I have used maps for everything from orienteering to flying my aircraft internationally. The nations in which I have worked & lived I can place on a map, in relation to their neighbors and in a fairly accurate shape and area.

However, I could not place Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan or Tajikistan accurately on a map. I have never been anywhere near these countries and I have no particular interest in any of them.

Cutting short my rambling discourse, I would just say that nearly everyone on earth, not just Americans, would draw a similar self-centered map of the world.


22 posted on 07/21/2013 6:17:28 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: blam

How convenient, now they can show how your bath tub is a navigable waterway or declare it a wetland.


23 posted on 07/21/2013 6:21:04 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: onedoug
‘Wonder what Mark Twain might have thought

"In the space of one hundred and seventy-six years the Lower Mississippi has shortened itself two hundred and forty-two miles. That is an average of a trifle over one mile and a third per year. Therefore, any calm person, who is not blind or idiotic, can see that in the Old Oolitic Silurian Period, just a million years ago next November, the Lower Mississippi River was upwards of one million three hundred thousand miles long, and stuck out over the Gulf of Mexico like a fishing-rod. And by the same token any person can see that seven hundred and forty-two years from now the Lower Mississippi will be only a mile and three-quarters long, and Cairo and New Orleans will have joined their streets together, and be plodding comfortably along under a single mayor and a mutual board of aldermen. There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact."
--Mark Twain

24 posted on 07/21/2013 6:24:30 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: BwanaNdege
Great observations. During the late '60s I was doing a lot of international travel. We could be in the most remote village on the planet, and time permitting, would love to *talk* to the natives. No need to speak the language....when curious people found out you were *American* they would ask you to stay for tea, and send off for some villager [could be a youngster or oldster] and between the few words you know and the broken English of the townie [and a lot of hand gestures] , eventually someone would come around and express sincere sympathy for the death of JFK. Then they would produce a well-worn Kennedy silver half-dollar to show they were talking about JFK.

It amazed me, to think that people, who had no means of mass communication, knew about Kennedy and the assassination; his popularity was truly international.


25 posted on 07/21/2013 7:38:12 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Jet Jaguar; blam; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Thanks Jet Jaguar for the ping, thanks blam for the topic. Speaking of liking maps, I found this one yesterday.

26 posted on 07/21/2013 7:50:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: blam

Here's a map for you...... The Great River Road. It is a marked series of roads and Hiways from Lake Istasca Minnesota to Venice Louisana following the river. It is about 2,300 miles through the heartland and a great excursion. It passes through many small towns and several cities. It is America at it's best


27 posted on 07/21/2013 8:03:37 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Mamzelle; C210N
They want to control every drop of water that hits the ground and punish you for every drop of water that is PREVENTED from hitting the ground (roofs etc)
28 posted on 07/21/2013 8:16:19 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: blam

” I like maps”

Have you seen this site

Strange Maps

http://bigthink.com/blogs/strange-maps


29 posted on 07/21/2013 8:33:08 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Daffynition

Looks pretty accurate to me, but you have to change “Santa” to “Obama” so the Map is up to date.


30 posted on 07/21/2013 8:35:36 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: gusopol3

Yep, it missed several from my county that borders on the Mississippi.


31 posted on 07/21/2013 8:39:18 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Silk Road?


32 posted on 07/21/2013 9:41:06 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Years of traffic wore the silk down to nothing, now it’s just road.

/rimshot

btw, I’ve got some stuff on deck about the Kushan Empire.


33 posted on 07/21/2013 9:45:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Neat.

Thanks.

34 posted on 07/21/2013 9:45:46 AM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
"Years of traffic wore the silk down to nothing, now it’s just road."

My sisters husbands father, Dallas Moorhead, traveled that entire road by himself.

He and I surprised ourselves and other family members at a Thanksgiving dinner one year by having detailed discussion about the area and the mummies at Urumchi...he actually went to the Urumchi museum and saw them.

See here:

The Curse Of The Red-Headed Mummy

Cherchen Man/Ur David

35 posted on 07/21/2013 10:19:49 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Are you sure that isn't a recent pic of Al Sharpton?

36 posted on 07/21/2013 10:20:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sequoyah101
How convenient, now they can show how your bath tub is a navigable waterway

Coming soon to a tub near you: the rubber ducky & toy sailboat navigate it regularly, so...

You have to have the boat safety inspected & licensed and registered; and pay a government launching fee every time it sails, and docking & storage fees every time you park it on the edge of the tub.

EPA evironMENTAL inspectors regularly check the tub for 'pollution' and to insure it meets 16 pages of standards.

There's a remotely monitored depth gauge and Army Corps of Engineers valving system, so they can cut off inflow, or even draw it down if it gets dangerously full....

37 posted on 07/21/2013 11:44:34 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Sequoyah101
How convenient, now they can show how your bath tub is a navigable waterway

Coming soon to a tub near you: the rubber ducky & toy sailboat navigate it regularly, so...

You have to have the boat safety inspected & licensed and registered; and pay a government launching fee every time it sails, and docking & storage fees every time you park it on the edge of the tub.

EPA evironMENTAL inspectors regularly check the tub for 'pollution' and to insure it meets 16 pages of standards.

There's a remotely monitored depth gauge and Army Corps of Engineers valving system, so they can cut off inflow, or even draw it down if it gets dangerously full....

38 posted on 07/21/2013 11:44:35 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Daffynition

Hi there! Love the map!

: )


39 posted on 07/21/2013 12:40:06 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Happy, happy,happy." Phil Robertson)
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To: dfwgator

That’s Al without his make-up.


40 posted on 07/21/2013 12:44:23 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Happy, happy,happy." Phil Robertson)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Looks fantastic. I’d hate to have to marinade all that.


41 posted on 07/21/2013 12:44:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: Rebelbase

OK, that as definitely posted on the wrong thread.


42 posted on 07/21/2013 1:00:15 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: blam

43 posted on 07/21/2013 1:33:14 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?; blam
At the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, the Ohio contributes to the lower Mississippi about three and a half times as much water as the upper Mississippi.

Because of this, The lower Mississippi will never flood solely because of flooding on the upper Mississippi/Missouri, no matter how bad.

The "mighty Mississippi" is mighty only because of the Ohio River.

44 posted on 07/21/2013 4:28:01 PM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: rmh47
To put river sizes into perspective, consider:

The water flow of the Amazon is greater than the next ten largest rivers in the world combined. It it the second longest because the Nile just barely beats it in length.

45 posted on 07/21/2013 5:00:35 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Water! I like water...


46 posted on 07/21/2013 5:05:46 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: blam

When I was a kid there was an old guy in town that something happened to his mother and he ended up going to sea with his dad when he was nine years old. There was no Panama canal then. He said the sailing ships could take on fresh water 200 miles out off of the Amazon river. That is some current. He was a pretty neat old guy. Had some great stories.


47 posted on 07/21/2013 5:26:13 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Daffynition

I love that map. Zoo animals come from here. LOL!


48 posted on 07/21/2013 5:29:00 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: blam

This Mississippi is improperly named. It starts in Minnisota where it flows into the Missouri at St Louis. The Missouri is the dominant river, and it is the Missouri that flows from way out west...

The Missouri River is the longest river in North America,[11] longest tributary in the United States and a major waterway of the central United States. Rising in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, the Missouri flows east and south for 2,341 miles (3,767 km)[7] before entering the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri. The river takes drainage from a sparsely populated, semi-arid watershed of more than half a million square miles (1,300,000 km2), which includes parts of ten U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. When combined with the lower Mississippi River, it forms the world’s third longest river system.

For over 12,000 years, people have depended on the Missouri and its tributaries as a source of sustenance and transportation. More than ten major groups of Native Americans populated the watershed, most leading a nomadic lifestyle and dependent on enormous buffalo herds that once roamed through the Great Plains. The first Europeans encountered the river in the late seventeenth century, and the region passed through Spanish and French hands before finally becoming part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase. The Missouri was long believed to be part of the Northwest Passage – a water route from the Atlantic to the Pacific – but when Lewis and Clark became the first to travel the river’s entire length, they confirmed the mythical pathway to be no more than a legend.


49 posted on 07/21/2013 6:03:57 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Daffynition

Very cute...:-)


50 posted on 07/21/2013 8:05:51 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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