The Levees in Louisiana

The Levees in Louisiana : Louisiana's Invitation (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Levees in Louisiana: Louisiana's Invitation The Alluvial Valley of the Mississippi River and the Levee System Built to Protect it From Overflow. The delta of the Mississippi River subject to over flow extends from Cape Girardeau, 45 miles above Cairo, to the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly 600 miles in an air line, and varies in width from 20 to 80 miles. Its area amounts to square miles. It was formed in the geological ages of the past, by the sediment carried to the sea by the streams drain ing the basins tributary to the Mississippi River. This delta, of alluvial formation, which is now the richest and most fertile soil of the United States, was gradu' ally elevated, so that it now stands above the ordinary floods that occur in the Mississippi River; but in times of extraordinary rainfall, and, therefore, of excessive floods, it is subject to overflow by the abnormal flood heights of the Mississippi River. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 20 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243093292
  • 9780243093298