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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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The Local Voice
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0800

That carries on with the Kudzu Kings, so we're going to do a couple of Duff's songs, 'Peace Lily of the Valley'(about a bend in the Sunflower River) being one of them, another being '234' (a room number at the Holiday Inn in Greenville).” KudzuKings- ...
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 ...
Mississippi Press (blog)
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:45:00 -0700

The 26th annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival will be held in Clarksdale on Aug. 8-10. (Courtesy photo of VisitMississippi.org). Print · Mississippi Press Staff By Mississippi Press Staff The Mississippi Press on July 05, 2014 at 5:03 PM ...
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 ...


Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:09:51 -0700

The DRCC believed her image best illustrated their message of a dirty river with a hopeful future. In it she is clothed in found river rubbish, holding a sunflower. River-related slogans are drawn on her body. She was awarded a kayak trip on the ...

Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion Ledger
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:35:01 -0700

"My mom and dad were Gus and Pauline (Nobile)," he said. "We grew up right out there on Highway 82 before the Sunflower River bridge." Nobile's siblings include his late older brother Billy and older brother Jimmy – "he was the security man at MDJC for ...
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 ...

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