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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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Jackson Clarion Ledger

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:57:44 -0700

The 28th annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival takes place Friday through Sunday in Clarksdale, with soul legend William Bell headlining Saturday night. The free event takes place mostly on the outdoor stage next to the Delta Blues Museum, ...

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:52:30 -0700

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival 2015. Photo courtesy Stax Records | Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2015 3:00 pm. William Bell, a well-known rhythm and blues artist, will be headlining this year's Sunflower festival, along with Norweigan artist ...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:26:15 -0700

Hurrie's obsession with the music of black America lead him to travel across Canada, the U.S.A and Europe. He said his favourite place to perform has been during the Sunflower River festival in Clarksdale, Mississippi. “If you can play with those folks ...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:28:05 -0700

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