HOME TO A VARIED COLLECTION OF WILDLIFE, THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IS ONE OF THE WORLD'S MAJOR RIVER SYSTEMS IN SIZE, BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY, AND HABITAT DIVERSITY.
Habitat for 145 species of amphibians and reptiles.
AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES
Home to 360 species of
fish, 25% of all fish
species and 60 species
40% of the nation’s migratory waterfowl use the river corridor during their spring and fall migration. There are 326 species of birds and 50 species of mammals within the Mississippi River’s banks.
The Mississippi River is the 2nd largest watershed in the world distributing water to 18 million people everyday in sixty-two cities. It flows 2,350 miles and possesses such an overwhelming length that it takes ninety days for a single drop of water to travel all the way down the river.