The Mississippi River System

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The Mississippi River is an important river system that allows the transport of goods into the United States. One of the main problems of the Mississippi River is that it is a meandering river, meaning that its river course is constantly bending, allowing it to change course at several instances throughout time. The rates of meandering can be seen using the Google Earth-based GIS program by overlaying old maps of the Mississippi River onto the current map seen on Google Earth. These meandering rates affect the changes in channel migrations of the Mississippi River. Only a section of the river will be focused on because the Mississippi River is so large. The studied section has not yet been determined but it will probably be a part of the river

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