Article ID: CBB439269579

Transforming the character of the upper Mississippi River (2021)

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Despite the long-understood variability in the Mississippi River, the upper portions of the river have historically received less attention than the lower reach and this culminated in the lower river dominating twentieth century river management efforts. Since the seventeenth century, there have been multiple tendencies in how the upper river was characterized, including relatively spare notes about basic conditions such as channel width and flow rates which shifted to an emphasis on romantic descriptions of the riparian scenery by the midnineteenth century. Finally, by the late nineteenth century the upper river was routinely portrayed as a flawed entity requiring human intervention to fix it. While the tone and specific language changed over time, there remained a consistent emphasis that whatever was being reported about the river was scientifically accurate.

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Authors & Contributors
Giuliano Pinto
Hoag, Heather J.
Schönach, Paula
Morris, Christopher
La Vigna, Francesco
Argentieri, Alessio
Journals
Acque Sotterranee
Environment and History
Publishers
Olschki
Franco Angeli
Bloomsbury Academic
Oxford University Press
Viella
Cierre edizioni
Concepts
Environmental history
Water resource management
Rivers
Earth sciences
Water
Natural resource management
People
Paleocapa, Pietro
Leonardo da Vinci
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
Medieval
Renaissance
Early modern
18th century
Places
Italy
Rome
Adige River (Italy)
Tuscany (Italy)
East Africa
West Africa
Institutions
Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946)
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