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Large Rivers of Louisiana. Exploring the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River flows down the eastern border and enters Louisiana just above Angola. It continues south until it reaches the Gulf of Mexico. It is our most Important river and is sometimes

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Exploring the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River flows down

the eastern border and enters

Louisiana just above Angola.

It continues south until it reaches

the Gulf of Mexico. It is our most

Important river and is sometimes

Called the “Father of Waters”.

Atlantic

Ocean

Mississippi River

Pacific

Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

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Interstate 10 bridge

passes over the

Mississippi River in

Baton Rouge.

Mississippi River

The Mississippi River

is busy with barges

transporting goods.

Aerial view of commerce on Mississippi River, Downtown Baton Rouge.

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Exploring the Atchafalaya River

The Atchafalaya River is a main

Branch of the Mississippi River.

Mississippi River

Red River

Atlantic

Ocean

The northern part meets with the

Red River. It spreads into many

Streams and lakes south of Krotz

Springs and finally reaches the

Gulf of Mexico.

Pacific

Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

Atchafalaya River

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Ariel View of

Atchafalaya River Basin

(It resembles a chicken’s foot)

Ariel View Atchafalaya River

Atchafalaya River

Atchafalaya River Bridges

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Exploring the Red River

The Red River flows from Texas

Into northwest Louisiana.

Mississippi River

Red River

It flows through central Louisiana

and into the Mississippi River.

It is called the Red Riverbecause

of its muddy color.

Atlantic

Ocean

Pacific

Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

Atchafalaya River

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Ugh! Gross! Would you want to swim in that?

Red River

Photo from starting point in the state of Arkansas.

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Exploring the Sabine River

The Sabine River flows from

northeast Texas turning south

to form the southwestern

border of Louisiana.

Mississippi River

Red River

Atlantic

Ocean

Sabine River

Pacific

Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

Atchafalaya River

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Exploring the Pearl River

The Pearl River flows from

northeast Texas turning south

to form the southeastern

border of Louisiana.

Mississippi River

Red River

Atlantic

Ocean

Sabine River

Pearl River

Pacific

Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

Atchafalaya River

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Pearl River

Check out the Cypress Tree with the moss hanging from it.

Isn’t this our “state tree”?

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Exploring the Ouachita River

The Ouachita River begins in

western Arkansas and flows east

and then south into Louisiana.

Ouachita River

Mississippi River

Red River

Atlantic

Ocean

Sabine River

Pearl River

Pacific

Ocean

Gulf of Mexico

Atchafalaya River

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