How deep is the mississippi river, the deepest and the shalloowest part

At its headwaters, the Mississippi is less than 3 feet deep. The river's deepest section is between Governor Nicholls Wharf and Algiers Point in New Orleans where it is 200 feet deep.

The length of Mississippi River is difficult to pin down, as the river channel is constantly changing. For example, staff at Itasca State Park, the Mississippi's headwaters, say the Mississippi is 2,552 miles long. The US Geologic Survey has published a number of 2,300 miles (3,705 kilometers), the EPA says it is 2,320 miles long, and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area maintains its length at 2,350 miles (or about 4,100 kilometers).

The Mississippi flows through or directly borders these states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

With it being one of the great natural wonders of the United States, it follows that there are some places along the Mississippi with excellent attractions for tourists. Check out some places along the Mississippi River worth making a stop at ... at

Updated on Friday, September 04 2015 at 11:38AM EDT
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