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Mississippi River Watershed
ES 10 Water
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What direction does the Mississippi River flow?
north to south
What states border the Mississippi River?
Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Wisconsin
What percentages of North American birds use the Mississippi River Flyway?
How many people use water daily form the Mississippi River?
18 million people
How long will it take a drop of water to travel from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico?
How large is the Mississippi River watershed (millions of square miles)?
1.2 million square miles
Of the world's largest river watersheds, where does the Mississippi River rank?
Where is the mouth of the Mississippi River?
New Orleans, Louisiana
Where do waters of the Mississippi River flow?
into the Gulf of Mexico
Where are the headwaters of the Mississippi River?(Be specific)
begin at Lake Itasca in Minnesota
What is the definition of a watershed?
the total area of land where water from rain or snow drains into a body of water
What is a tributary? What are the major tributaries of the Mississippi River?
a river that flows into another river; Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio
What does "Mississippi" mean and what is its origin?
Mississippi is a Chippewa (Ojibwa) word, meaning "great river"
How many U.S. states and/or Canadian provinces are included within the Mississippi River watershed?
31 U.S. states, 2 Canadian provinces
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