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Why is the Mississippi delta is shrinking?

There are two main factors contributing to the shrinking of the Mississippi River Delta. 1) Dams and Reservoirs along the Mississippi River trap between 70 - 90 % of the sedi (MORE)

How was the Mississippi delta formed?

The Mississippi River Delta was form by a process known as the  delta cycle which took more than 7,000 years to complete. This  process occurs when sediments from the interi (MORE)

What is the definition of delta?

The answer depends on the context.   Delta is a letter of the Greek alphabet and is shaped like a  triangle. Mouths of rivers, which are often triangular in shape  are, (MORE)

What are deltas?

in geography and when talking about landforms, a delta is flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river & deposited at its mouth (end).