Freshwater-Of The Mississippi River By-Ruben s


Would you like to feel the rough waters of the Mississippi and catch the big freshwater fish while viewing a great water fall? Then take a trip down to the Mississippi River you'll have a thrill of exciment. You can see natural wildlife and take home fossils and rock samples for research! Come get your science on at the biggest River in the United Sates you won't be disappointed!


Fish of the Mississippi

The six animals found around or in the Mississippi River are catfish, walleyes, trout, bass, northern, sunfish, suckers, carp, garfish, black and brown bullheads, long and short nosed gar, sturgeon and paddlefish. They have adapted to living in fresh water rather than sailt water. They also have adapted to the cold winters in some parts and the hot summer in other parts.


Mississippi River Map

The Mississippi River is 2,340 miles long as passes through the following states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. It's located roughly in the eastern part of the United States of America.


  • In the winter the temperature of the river can be anywhere from 55 degrees Fahrenheit down to 12 degrees Fahrenheit. Although in the summer it can go up to 82-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The Mississippi River can get anywhere from 12-72 inches of rain a year. Depending on the location.
  • The climate depending on the exact location is humid. It could also be snowy in some parts of the river.


Six plants found around the Mississippi River are Prairies, Twin Cities,Invasive plant species,Duckweed,Algae, and Waterlilies. The prairies have adapted to droughts that it has longs roots to reach the water in the soil below. The Invasive plant species must adapt to their environment and are overly aggressive because they outcompete native species.

The invasive plant species taking over the green plants around it. Also the long roots of the Prairies.

Nature Features

Some natural features that you could visit are the great waters falls of St. AnthonyFalls. Also the natural rough waters that you could be taken to in a boat to experience the waters. You could also go to catch big fish and take them home to eat them!

Interesting Facts

The Mississippi River is home to about 500 species of animals. It is the longest river in the United States. The Mississippi River flows really slow 10 times slower than the amazon river. It takes is one drop of water 60 days to travel the whole way through the Mississippi River.

What to bring for your trip

You should bring some rain coats and rain boots. Also an umbrella. A poncho. You may also bring things to start a fire to cook food and hiking gear.


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