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Sunflower River west of Ruleville, Mississippi.

The Sunflower River (also known as the Big Sunflower River) is one of the main tributaries of the Yazoo River in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is navigable by barge for 50 miles. It rises in De Soto County, Mississippi near the Tennessee border and flows south for 100 miles to the Yazoo River. At Clarksdale on its banks, the annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel festival is held.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers maintains a navigation channel, thirty miles in length. Built in 1976, the channel is used by barges and pleasure craft.

According to the USGS, variant names include Hushpuckaman Creek.[1]

Water Quality[edit]

Like the Yazoo, this river is heavily silt laden. The river gets its mud from the bayous and small streams that feed it. The river has a distinct "Clear-Mud Line" where it meets the Yazoo, showing that the Big Sunflower is muddier than the Yazoo.

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Coordinates: 32°40′13″N 90°40′4″W / 32.67028°N 90.66778°W / 32.67028; -90.66778


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HottyToddy.com

HottyToddy.com
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:48:45 -0700

Through the subsequent years, she attended the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival in Clarksdale nearly every year. Year after year, she felt the pull of Clarksdale. It was the pull of the blues, but it also reminded her of home. “I grew up in a ...

Clarksdale Press Register

Clarksdale Press Register
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:03:45 -0700

Fine-tuning details and fund-raising projects to keep the 28th annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival free and open to the public are core association members meeting weekly at the Delta Blues Museum including (from left) Nancy Foley, Malvita ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:28:05 -0700

He asked if she wanted to make a documentary examining the Delta blues in May, and by August 2010 they were at the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival filming. The first documentary, "True Delta," premiered in 2012. "Howl-N-Madd, Mississippi ...
 
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0700

This weekend Clarksdale's Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival celebrates its 27th year with a free lineup of music Friday through Sunday. Friday soul/blues artists Johnny Rawls and Latimore headline the fest, and on Saturday night the festival ...
 
Examiner.com
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 17:59:03 -0700

Actor Morgan Freeman is awarded at the 2012 Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Jerry Tucker. Clarksdale, Mississippi held its biggest festival ever August 10 through 12, 2012 as tens of thousands showed up in the ...

Washington Times

Washington Times
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:22:48 -0700

The junction of Highway 61 and Highway 49 in Clarkdale, Mississippi marks the crossroads, the place as legend has it that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in exchange for mastery of the guitar.. (Photographs by Eric Althoff/The ... more >.

HottyToddy.com

HottyToddy.com
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:37:30 -0800

From left, Freeman and Luckett accepting the Early Wright Blues Heritage Award at the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival for their outstanding service in promoting the blues of the Mississippi Delta; A waitress waits for an order outside the ...

HottyToddy.com

HottyToddy.com
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:57:29 -0700

Dorrough lived a simple life in Ruleville right on a bend in the Sunflower River. “He lived simply,” Burdine said, “but he lived a great life. He was a wonderful man who loved people and a fantastic musician that helped put Ruleville on the map. He ...
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