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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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