FIGURE 1-1 Mississippi River basin, major tributaries, land uses, and typical summertime extent of northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxia (in red). The Mississippi River basin extends over 31 U.S. states and covers 41 percent of the conterminous U.S.
SOURCE: Reprinted, with permission, from Goolsby (2000). © by the American Geophysical Union.
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