The origin of the Mississippi river is Lake Itasca in Minnesota and it flows more than 2000 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. The name ‘Mississippi’ has derived from the word ‘misi-ziibi’ which is an Ojibwe word that means ‘Great River’. From the start point to Missouri’s St. Louis, the flow of the second largest river in North America is controlled by 43 dams. It is the country’s main navigable waterway. Tourists will love to visit Mississippi river. The dams and the locks are very informative and interesting. Tourists will also find the Museum and Rock Island Arsenal attractive to explore.
The Mississippi River Flood of 1993
All the residents of riverside areas are familiar with floods. The residents of Mississippi are not any different. The Mississippi River flood of 1993 was the most devastating flood in recent history of the calamity of America. The middle and upper Valley of Mississippi, especially its branches from Minnesota and Missouri and Iowa, Illinois were affected greatly from late June to August 1993. The soil moisture level, the snowfall and winter rain were the main causes of this flood. Nevertheless this is not the actual Mississippi rather it is more sober and sophisticated.
Attractive Place to Visit
Tourists who have already discovered the Mississippi river or the life and beauty of Mississippi river want to go there and spend some time again and again and who haven’t been there ever should not miss the spectacular scenarios of it. The beauty of life reveals there in such way that tourists will love to visit it again and again. First they have to Google it. The origin of the Mississippi river and the area it covers are really some interesting information to learn. Visiting it will enhance tourists’ knowledge more and they shouldn’t miss that chance anyhow.