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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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6 news items

 
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:04:07 -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 ...
 
L.A. Biz
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:56:15 -0700

I drove down to Clarksdale to attend the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival, an event I hadn't been to in several years. (Instead I've been going to the town's Juke Joint Festival in April — the weather's better then and they've got a bus that'll ...
 
Clarksdale Press Register
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:18:45 -0700

Despite the stifling humidity and, on Sunday, some intense downpours, the 27th annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival went off with hardly a hitch this year. The Coahoma County Sheriff's office reported no problems with safety or the crowds.
 
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:45 -0700

Over the next month, the musicians will perform at the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival in Clarksdale, Murky Waters Blues & BBQ in Gulfport, the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, and the Memphis Blues and Heritage Festival.
 
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:20:42 -0700

Music lovers can get acclimated early at the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel in Clarksdale, Aug. 8-10. Chow down opportunities won't suffer either as we slog through to summer's end, with cookouts and ripe produce prime companions in summer ...
 
SunHerald.com
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:07:30 -0700

The unveiling also kicks off the 27th annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival where Johnson's musical legacy will be celebrated. Johnson was best known as a member of the iconic juke joint trio the Jelly Roll Kings with Frank Frost and Sam Carr.
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