ECOSYSTEM

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.

FISH

 

 

Habitat for 145 species of amphibians and reptiles. 

AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES

Home to 360 species of

fish, 25% of all fish

species and 60 species

of mussel.

BIRDS AND

MAMMALS

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.

WATER

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.

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