Secondary Mississippi River Channel

Secondary Mississippi River Channel

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Along the Mississippi River, Blackbird island creates a barrier to primary water flow and as a result a small secondary channel of water is created. Between Blackbird Island and the state of Missouri, there is a <1 mile wide section of the Mississippi river that flows between these two land masses creating a slightly different habitat for new organisms to flourish. Although the habitat in the primary channels are going to be fairly similar to the secondary channels, the flow of water is going to be slightly different in the primary channel and will have different sediment coming from the Missouri State neighboring land. This minor feature of the Mississippi contributes greatly to the diversity of all aquatic organisms alike.


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