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How Muddy Is This River? (photo)

Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:14 am

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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IADBGO
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RE: How Muddy Is This River? (photo)

Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:21 am

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.

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RE: How Muddy Is This River? (photo)

Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:31 am

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.

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RE: How Muddy Is This River? (photo)

Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:34 am

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
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RE: How Muddy Is This River? (photo)

Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:35 am

The Mississippi is always muddy, especially from STL south.
 
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RE: How Muddy Is This River? (photo)

Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:36 am

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

Them some serious hornpout! Wink

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