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Chad504boy
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What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


I was hunting with my buddy and we thought how cool it would be to be able to catch snapper and tuna in the river and not be forced to go several miles offshore in the dangerous GOM. To be able to use the resource of the River as a salt water fishing spot would make life so easy.






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wickowick
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


Might happen soon for free with no rain up north...








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Salmon
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


superman just needs to hover over the mouth, then blow





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Chad504boy
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


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superman just needs to hover over the mouth, then blow


couldn't they just build a structure?






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


Idk. Try some nukes or something.





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DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


Not too much effort, as long as we do the lake P conversion to FW at the same time.





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wickowick
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


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couldn't they just build a structure?
Below Memphis, it might clean out the city...






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Salmon
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


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couldn't they just build a structure?


like a dam? then it would just be a giant arse reservoir






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GREENHEAD22
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


Major earthquake can do, did it back in the early 1800s.





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ZacAttack
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


Didnt the flow reverse when the mine collapsed and that massive whirlpool was formed in the lake? See that's all you need.





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4X4DEMON
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


I was thinking earthquake.





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Hammertime
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


I was under the impression that it flowed that way because of elevation


IIRC, strong hurricanes can reverse the flow






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Geaux Smoke
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


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I was under the impression that it flowed that way because of elevation

correct. gradient is the answer here. it's the river's greatest strength and weakness. enough gradient to keep the flow to the GOM and alleviate flooding up north but not enough to take advantage of for power generation.






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Cold Pizza
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


An earthquake like the Madrid quake in the 1800's.

A big hurricane.

No water coming downstream wouldn't reverse the flow, but would allow saltwater to back upstream a ways.






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Nodust
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


Blow up the structures at old river control





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Langston
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


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No water coming downstream wouldn't reverse the flow, but would allow saltwater to back upstream a ways.


If saltwater back upstream, isnt that the same as reversing the flow. It stops going one direction and goes the other.






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Nodust
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It stops going one direction and goes the other.

Mind blown






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OTIS2
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re: What would it take to reverse the current of the MS River?


I really, really love this board...





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Hammertime
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It stops going one direction and goes the other
It would depend on this
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I was under the impression that it flowed that way because of elevation






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Langston
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Mind blown






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