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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #58566: Talk about Mississippi River
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    Talk about Mississippi River

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    The most famous lake in Minnesota is Lake Itasca,
    home of the of the Mississippi River which begins there its 3780 km journey to the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Mississippi River runs down the continent, it 10 States from Minnesota to Louisiana before ending in a delta.

    The Upper Mississippi River flows approximately 2000km to Cairo (Illinois) where it with the Ohio River to form the Lower Mississippi River.

    The Mississippi River is joined by its main , the Missouri River, just north of Saint Louis (Missouri).

    A series of and dams were built to maintain 2.7m deep for commercial traffic.

    The Lower River is contained by levees, and walls to control flooding and secure a navigation channel.

    Actually the source of the River is 450 m above the sea level. Near Minneapolis the altitude is
    220 m. The river meanders a lot especially from Memphis until its .

    It often overflows its banks. The great of 1927 killed 246 people. Some areas were inundated up to 10 m.

    If you sail along the river you can enjoy Cajun cuisine, listen to jazz in New-Orleans.

    You also can see the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis

    or the only major in San Anthony (Minneapolis), which has been replaced by a spillway.

    On your way you'll meet tug boats and carrying heavy goods.

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