Mississippi River Delta

  • Start in Minnesota, and you'll eventually float here
  • Zoom out, look around. What is this? Where is it?
  • If this image interests you, explore and learn more.


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Mississippi River Delta

The Mississippi River Delta is formed by many tons of silt, carried by the river, and deposited as the river reaches the Gulf of Mexico.


• On a map or atlas, follow the full path of the Mississippi River

• How much silt is deposited in the delta every year?

• Investigate the canal system in the delta. Why did people make these canals?