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HNRS 3025: The Mississippi River Delta


Welcome to the online research guide for HNRS 3025: The Mississippi River Delta. Use this guide to find current and historical news sources as well as government information related to the Delta. 

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Satellite View of Mississippi River Delta

CREDIT: Image and caption courtesy of NASA Goddard Photo and Video photostream. Credit: USGS/NASA/Landsat 7.

Small, blocky shapes of towns, fields, and pastures surround the graceful swirls and whorls of the Mississippi River. Countless oxbow lakes and cutoffs accompany the meandering river south of Memphis, Tennessee, on the border between Arkansas and Mississippi, USA. The 'mighty Mississippi' is the largest river system in North America. Image taken by Landsat 7 on May 28, 2003. (Taken from


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