The Levees in Louisiana: Louisiana's Invitation (Classic Reprint) by Arsene PerilliatThe Levees in Louisiana: Louisiana's Invitation (Classic Reprint) by Arsene Perilliat

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

byArsene Perilliat

Paperback | January 18, 2019

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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 ?ow 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 ?oods that occur in the Mississippi River; but in times of extraordinary rainfall, and, therefore, of excessive ?oods, it is subject to over?ow by the abnormal ?ood heights of the Mississippi River.

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Title:The Levees in Louisiana: Louisiana's Invitation (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.04 inPublished:January 18, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0243093292

ISBN - 13:9780243093298

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