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JudgeHolden
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Gila River
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re: Old River was man made?
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So if a supervillain wanted to do super villain wanted to cause problems, they would just blow up the area between the miss river and old river?


Enjoy Gitmo.


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Tyga Woods
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re: Old River was man made?
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He was making 6 figures back in 1830



But he had to pay for food and the wear and tear on his horses. Taxes, too.


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SoDakHawk
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South Dakota
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re: Old River was man made?
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So if a supervillain wanted to do super villain wanted to cause problems, they would just blow up the area between the miss river and old river?


No, you start at the top and blow the first large dam on the Missouri River in Ft. Peck, Montana and the result would be every dam in the Mo River system being wiped out. The result would be catastrophic along the entire Missouri and Mississippi River valleys and would wipe out every city in it's path from Pierre, Sioux City, Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis, all the way down to New Orleans. In fact, I would think our Missouri River dam systems would be amongst the most highly guarded structures in the country.


cypressbrake3
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re: Old River was man made?
Speaking of the Missouri River, I recall reading an article many years ago saying that the Mississippi River was really a tributary of the Missouri River, and that the river continuing below their junction should have been named the Missouri River instead of the Mississippi.

Don't recall the rationale for claiming that the Mississippi River was really a tributary of the Missouri, just recall reading an article about it.


SoDakHawk
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re: Old River was man made?
That's true. I believe it's because the Mo contributes more water volume at it's confluence. But back when these rivers were named they thought the Mississippi was bigger.


Kcrad
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re: Old River was man made?
Settle down, Dr. Evil.


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DustyDinkleman
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The Boat
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re: Old River was man made?
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That's true. I believe it's because the Mo contributes more water volume at it's confluence. But back when these rivers were named they thought the Mississippi was bigger.

The Ohio River dwarfs both of them.

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The Ohio River is the largest tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. At the confluence, the Ohio is considerably bigger than the Mississippi, measured by long-term mean discharge. The Ohio River at Cairo is 281,500 cu ft/s (7,960 m3/s); and the Mississippi River at Thebes, Illinois, which is upstream of the confluence, is 208,200 cu ft/s (5,897 m3/s). The Ohio River flow is higher than that of the Mississippi River so hydrologically, the Ohio River is the main stream of the river system.
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Bigfishchoupique
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Clearing the log jam on the Atchafalaya was really what accelerated the process

The log jam that Captain Shreve cleared was on the Red River.

This is how history gets fricked up. People writing about stuff they have no idea what they are talking about.


TexasTiger89
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re: Old River was man made?
Grew up fishing that oxbow.


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davyjones
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re: Old River was man made?
But there's only one Horseshoe Lake. And there is no known Long Lake in the State of Louisiana.

Amirite?

Wrong, waay wrong.


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tLSU
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terriblegreen
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re: Old River was man made?
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With slave labor as well.


Cancel the Mississippi River.


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Zap Rowsdower
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Snoop Dawg
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That's true. I believe it's because the Mo contributes more water volume at it's confluence. But back when these rivers were named they thought the Mississippi was bigger.



Mississippi River is significantly larger at the conference of the Missouri, but the Missouri is significantly longer.



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jctiger73
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2009
133 posts

re: Old River was man made?
Scientific American? C'mon man. Don't you know that science is fake. It is advanced by the government to fit whichever political narrative that is popular at the time..


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PANTHER
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Bunkie
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re: Old River was man made?
A group of us baws fish and camp there often. I guess in the spirit of the Corna we should wear our life jackets around the camp fire just Incase the structure fails.

But seriously we love that place. Great cat fishing and watching LSU football at the camp is some of the finer things in life.


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