Category: Mississippi River Floods

The Geology and Hydrology of the Mississippi Delta

Master WWW page Ellet, Charles.┬áReport on the overflows of the delta of the Mississippi. AB Hamilton, 1852. Humphreys, A. A., & Abbot, H. L. (1861).┬áReport upon the physics and hydraulics of the Mississippi river: Upon the protection of the alluvial…

Mississippi Flood History

The Mississippi Delta has always been defined by the sediment flow of the river and level of the ocean. Of these two, sediment flow is less important than ocean level – ocean level has varied more than 200 feet over…