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  1. The Mississippi Valley By Amanda Ramos, Victoria Genito, Angie Liu & Tiffany Opoku

  2. Through which states does the river flow? The Mississippi river borders the following states: • Idaho(starts) • Minnesota • Wisconsin • Iowa • Illinois • Missouri • Kentucky • Tennessee • Arkansas • Mississippi • Louisiana(ends)

  3. Important Ports along the river • Port of St. Bernard • Port of Destrehan • Anchorage – 12.5 – 13.7 m • Harbor - River natural • Maximum size – over 500 ft. in length • Port of New Orleans • Anchorage – 23.2 m and over • Dry dock – small • Harbor – River Natural • Maximum Size – over 500 ft. in length • Port of Reserve • Anchorage – 12.5 – 13.7 • Harbor – River Natural • Maximum Size – Over 500 ft. in length • Port of Avondale • Port of Gretna • Anchorage – 12.5 – 13.7 m • Harbor – River Natural • Maximum Size – up to 500ft

  4. Transportation Provided • Boats • Steam boats (to the right ) • Towboats

  5. Missouri’s Role in The Mississippi River The State of Mississippi river flows through. St. Louis is also where the Mississippi River starts. The Missouri River serves as a tributary of the Mississippi. The Missouri River essentially connects Kansas and St. Louis. It and the Mississippi River are commercially navigable over their entire lengths in Missouri.

  6. Works Cited • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River • http://www.cleche.com/river/riverfacts • http://www.ports.com/sea/mississippi-river/mississippiriverports