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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

muddy Mississippi River on the approach to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport


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It is very muddy! Can it be cleaned up? (how about installing blue title wall/floor? river would look blue!)


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User currently offlineIADBGO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Mud in the river, or any river for that matter is natural. The mud is silt and other dirt particles, when a river floods it redeposits that silt for farmers. The new silt is very good for growing crops. That why regions like the the Nile region in Egypt rely on annual flooding to grow crops.

IADBGO


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

Quoting IADBGO (Reply 1):
Mud in the river, or any river for that matter is natural.

Very true, depending on the nature of the streambed. I saw a similar sight on approach to CVG. The Ohio river, which forms the border between Kentucky and Ohio, is extremely muddy.

Other rivers, particularly those with rocky bottoms, appear much clearer. It's not that the muddy rivers are necessarily polluted, but the high silt content does affect the ecosytem compared to a rocky-bed river.

Logan


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

I'm guessing the depth in the middle of the river at this point is probably somewhere around 50 feet.... I wonder how big the catfish are down there? Big grin

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4312 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1280 times:
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The Mississippi is always muddy, especially from STL south.

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 3):
wonder how big the catfish are down there?

Them some serious hornpout! Wink

Logan


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