The Mississippi River Project
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We leave Helena...with the equipment deployed…going backwards.  What we saw the previous day was still true now; the data looked great and we were making great time.

While we headed downriver, we planned out our trip on the river.  We would divide our trip into multiple segments.  We thought about heading upriver to our final destination (Caruthersville), then head backwards the whole way, but we needed the Chirp.  So we needed to stay close to Memphis.

It was a beautiful day.  Sunny with a good breeze.  The breeze felt good, but created some pains for the captain as the wind keep pushing the boat out of the desired alignment with Huck and Jim.  Huck and Jim needed to stay equidistant from each other and could not cross.  Again Mother Nature was throwing us a curve ball.

After nearly nine hours on the river running the seismic survey, we made to where we stopped the previous day, the data looking the same as before.  That’s a good thing…corroboration of data.  Something odd was going on stratigraphically around Crowley’s Ridge in the subsurface.  Hard to say what right now, but something is there.

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