Mississippi River BasinPhoto Gallery

Arkansas Delta


THE Mississippi, Arkansas and White Rivers irrigate the flat, fertile lands of the Arkansas Delta, as do the many tributaries, bayous and irrigation ditches. Either muddy water or sandy, dry soil is underfoot – nothing in between. But it is the mix of the two that yields the state’s renowned crops of cotton, soy, corn, wheat and rice that is barged throughout the nation – and the world, thanks to the navigation channels of the Mississippi and its tributaries.

Waves on the Mississippi
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Fishing on the Arkansas River
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Birds in trees in river
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Raccoon print waterside
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Duckweed and algae
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Frog in cypress grove
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Cotton field
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Irrigating “poly-tubes”
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Irigation ditch next to cotton field
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Cotton field
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