Thursday, May 13, 2010

Map: The Mississippi River is a Meandering Stream, Indeed

Posted By on Thu, May 13, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Here's a cool map of the course of the Mississippi River over the past 10,000 years as it has flowed from Cape Girardeau to Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

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Howard N. Fisk, a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers consultant, rendered the illustration above back in 1944. You can view (and download) more of his maps of the river at the landscape architecture site, Pruned.

Hat tip to BoingBoing.com.

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