The great flood of the Mississippi river in 1927 prompted the severing of class divisions and the extension of racial oppression. The flood caused over $350 million in property damage, 246 flood-related deaths, and a home loss of 130,00. Many african americans fled north to escape the racial oppression that resulted from the disastrous flood. Police held black african americans at gun point until they agreed to help raise the levees to protect buildings and houses from rising flood waters. After African americans started refusing to work, one got shot in the back and all the african americans fled north to escape the hardships that were brought about when the river flooded. After Hoover won presidency, he did not keep his promises to ensure
The fragility of river biome ecosystems are increasing more and more with each passing year. Development of man-made, hydraulic obstructions and pollution are two of the biggest factors putting the Missouri River at risk. Less than 70% of the planet’s longest 177 rivers are without man-made structures, such as dams. The number will only continue to increase as global populations grow and untapped rivers are targeted. Structures built on rivers negatively affect plants, animals, and especially humans, as the majority of water used by people comes from rivers. The effects of interfering with the natural flow of rivers can already be seen in the straining of the Colorado, Indus, and Yellow rivers, as they have begun to dry before reaching the sea. It is only time before the Mississippi River, which is a continuation of the Missouri River, is affected as such. The aforementioned demonstrates the expanding environmental harms rivers are facing. Backing this up, scientists have shown that disrupting a river’s natural flow patterns incredibly affects its wellbeing. For
Suwannee River is the place where strangers are turned into friends. Suwannee River has been around for many years, Suwannee River was formed in December 21st, 1858. Stephen Foster never visited, but, named the Suwannee River “ Swanee River” after his song “Old Folks at Home” written in 1851. “Old Folks at Home” became Florida’s official state song in 1913.
Hey yah I think this is freaking retarted but I have to pass this class. Anyways some things I thought were interesting and kind of cool are that the Mississippi river created most of the Louisiana I didn’t know that a river could do that ya that is like so exciting however it couldn’t have made it if it stayed in one channel. Southern Louisiana exists in its present form because the Mississippi River has jumped here and there within an arc about two hundred miles wide, like a pianist playing with one hand—frequently and radically changing course, surging over the left or the right bank to go off in utterly new directions. (The Control of Nature February 23, 1987 issue Atchafalaya by john McPhee). In other words the river moving in all directions
Nigeria has been a country in political turmoil for a long time. The country was created in 1914 under British colonial rule and at that time it was considered a protectorate. It was not until 1960 that Nigeria received independence from the United Kingdom. One of Nigeria's problems politically is that it has over three hundred different ethnic groups. The three largest of these are the Hausa-Fulani, Igbo, and Yoruba. At the time of the independence of Nigeria it was split up into three states with each state being under the control of one of the major ethnic groups. The natural resources of the other 297 ethnic groups were exploited for the major three groups,
During my visit to the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA, I viewed pieces of modern art that intrigued me, but did not invoke any strong emotion. After walking through the Harlem exhibit with paintings presenting social issues and other ceramics exhibits, I finally stumbled across the gallery of “European and American Art ca. 1820-1860.” This period of American history fascinates me because my 3rd great-grandparents Johannes and Johanna Engel, were first-generation German immigrants, who watched the steamboats roll down the Mississippi River across the town of St. Louis.
The Illinois River is a very interesting tourist stop, with everything from being a part of the setting in the novel, Where the Red Fern Grows, to the current use of the river for entertainment. The Illinois River has many uses, some important and some for fun. The many attractions draw people in to explore the river. The location of the Illinois River is something not a lot of people know, because the name indicates it would be in Illinois. The river is actually located in Oklahoma and runs through Arkansas.
I am Dianaysis River; a girl who has a solid support system consisting of loving parents, an annoying yet reliable brother, and some of my closest friends. I’m girl who was born and raised in the beautiful city of Milwaukee. It always puzzled me why Milwaukee isn’t Wisconsin capitol, I must just have too much pride in my city. It is just a shame Milwaukee is not what it used to be. I remember when I was a child there was so much life in this city. It was safe, clean, it was a place many could call home.
Do you know what the definition of Atchafalaya is? It’s a river two hundred and twenty five miles (three hundred and sixty-two kilometers) S Louisiana flowing S into Atchafalaya Bay (inlet of the Gulf of Mexico). IT’s actually pretty interesting. The Atchafalaya is a distributary of the Mississippi. Around the late ninetieth century and early twentieth century a flood happened in Mississippi causing the Atchafalaya River to increase its size of the channel and the carrying capacity. That is until concern started worrying the people because it might capture most of the flow and redirect the Mississippi once again. The congress then directed the U.S. Army of Engineers (Corps) to build a structure to control the water flow. The U.S. Army of Engineers
Mississippi was first explored from Spain by Herndon De Soto who also discovered the Mississippi river in 1540. In present day the United states army corps is trying to cut off the last connection between the Mississippi river and its natural backwater habitant in the state of Missouri by building a new 1500 foot levee across the opening at the bottom of the new Madrid floodway it will stop water from reaching its highest 75000 acres of floodplain. The Mississippi river then as it is now is still being used as a big factor when it comes to shipping goods up and down the river it is also home to many entertainment attractions such as riverboat rides for tourist and also natives of the state one of the rivers most greatest forms of entertainment is the river casinos. The delta which was
While reading this assignment pollution is a major problem in our water supply. However, I believe there are some solutions out there that could cut down on the number of waste that enters our water source. Having our waters being polluted is no small matter, but I think a bigger problem is the consumption of water and the staggering amount of water we waste.
The Mississippi River, the third longest river in North America and one of the world’s major rivers in terms of habitat diversity, flows over 2,000 miles and passes through 10 different states in the United States. Even with its massive size, there has been an ongoing problem and scares that the Mississippi might be taken over by a river called the Atchafalaya. By being taken over, it is meant that there was a navigation lock in the Mississippi River where ships can escape that descends about 30 feet which is drawing off more and more water from the river as years go by. Naturally, the water of the Mississippi’s current flows that direction, and has made a waterscape known as the Atchafalaya.
The congo river is among one of the worlds largest rivers stretching over 14,500 kilometers, running through the congo rain forest, the second largest in the world, and crossing the equator twice before meting the atlantic. The Congo River is an extremely powerful river; its is the most powerful river in africa. On average 41,000 cubic meters flows into the Atlantic ocean every second from this river. Approximately 40 hydropower plants harness this rivers power to bring electricity to the Sub-Saharan countries. This river is dangerous in some areas with many cataracts, dangerous rapids, and numerous islands which can make navigating this river difficult. Despite this challenge, The congo river is and has been used as a major mode of transportation
Before we begin, let’s take a look at the country and its environs. Nigeria a former British Colony, located in the western part of Africa, it shares borders with Benin, Cameroun, and Niger. A growing population of 150million, labour force of 51million (70% Agriculture, 10% industry and 20% service), urbanisation is less than 40%, GDP is over $300billion, Per capita income is $2300. Nigeria is blessed with different cultures, languages and ethnic groups (252 in total); this was due to the colonization of the British in the early 19th century (Columbia Encyclopaedia). The British amalgamated its protectorates in 1914 to enable stable control and governance which made them create one Nation of Nigeria formed from all the groups, community and empires around the Niger area under their control. Nigeria had her independence on the 1st of October 1960 and since then various civil wars, political and religious unrest in the country to share power and resources amicably.