As the Mississippi River enters the Gulf of Mexico it loses energy and dumps sediment carried from mid continent and creates a delta with many channels, mudflats, and marshes. The main shipping channel of the river is the broad stripe running northwest to southeast. This 2001 image was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.
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Mississippi River Delta
As the Mississippi River enters the Gulf of Mexico it loses energy and dumps sediment carried from mid continent and creates a delta with many channels, mudflats, and marshes. The main shipping channel of the river is the broad stripe running northwest to southeast. This 2001 image was acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite.

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Photographer: Scott Camazine
Source: Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Date: 26 Aug 2013
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Credit: Scott Camazine/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
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