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786.50 miles is about one-third as long as The Mississippi River.
In other words, it's 0.33610 times the length of The Mississippi River, and the length of The Mississippi River is 2.9750 times that amount.
(from Lake Itasca, Minnesota through Pilottown, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana)
The total length of the Mississippi River is 2,340 miles. Prior to the development of soil erosion programs, the Mississippi River would carry approximately 400 million metric tons of sediment from its banks to the Gulf of Mexico every year.
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