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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The belief prevails in the minds of some that the Mississippi river is incompetent to transport pebbles of large size. The basis for this belief is the fact that the river seems to be carrying only relatively very fine material into the Gulf of Mexico. Therefore it seems that it is incompetent to transport material of cobble or gravel or even coarse sand grades in its lower course. Relatively coarse cobbles are transported along the river's bed at least as far south as Cairo, Illinois.

Publication Date

1927

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

253

Last Page

256

Copyright

© Copyright 1927 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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