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The Mississippi River

The Mississippi-Missouri drainage basin is the size of India.

The river is the setting for Mark Twain’s most famous books, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

An area the size of Sri Lanka was affected by the 1927 floods.

The Mississippi-Missouri River System is the fourth largest in the world.

$20 billion worth of damage was caused by the 1993 flood.

The Mississippi is one of the most heavily managed rivers in the world.

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