September 19, 2005
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Scientists using satellite imagery found that at least 23 percent of the water released from the mouth of the Mississippi River from July through September 2004 traveled quite a distance - into the Gulf of Mexico, around the Florida Keys, and into the Atlantic Ocean.
This image from MODIS aboard NASA’s Terra satellite shows the murky brown water of the Mississippi River mixing with the dark blue water of the Gulf of Mexico two days after a rainstorm.
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