Tchoutacabouffa River

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Tchoutacabouffa River
CountryUnited States
DistrictHarrison County
Physical characteristics
 - coordinates30°36′36″N 88°54′50″W / 30.61000°N 88.91389°W / 30.61000; -88.91389[2]
 - elevation0 ft (0 m)[1]
MouthBiloxi Bay
 - coordinates
30°43′5″N 89°39′22″W / 30.71806°N 89.65611°W / 30.71806; -89.65611Coordinates: 30°43′5″N 89°39′22″W / 30.71806°N 89.65611°W / 30.71806; -89.65611[3]
 - elevation
0 ft (0 m)[1]
Length31 mi (50 km)[4]
 - locationBiloxi Bay[5]

The Tchoutacabouffa River is a stream located in Harrison County, Mississippi. The river's mouth is located just north of the city of Biloxi at Biloxi Bay and south of present-day Interstate 10.[6] Located at a latitude of 30.435 and longitude of -88.99222,[3] it flows approximately 31 miles south from its headwaters.[7]

Tchoutacabouffa is the Biloxi tribe's word for "broken pot."[8] Southern Mississippi art potter George E. Ohr, who worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, dug much of the clay he used for his works locally from the Tchoutacabouffa River.[9]

In 2000, the U.S. Geological Survey published the results of a two-dimensional analysis of flood flows at the State Highway 15/67 crossing of the Tchoutacabouffa River.[10]

Water flowing over Old Hwy 67 and MS 15 near their intersection in Harrison County on September 29, 1998 during the September 1998 flooding caused on the Tchoutacabouffa River by Hurricane Georges.

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  1. ^ a b Google Earth elevation for GNIS coordinates.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tchoutacabouffa River
  3. ^ a b "Tchoutacabouffa River". Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  4. ^ Harrison Archived 2005-08-19 at the Wayback Machine, The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000.
  5. ^ Water Data Report, Mississippi 2005, from Water Resources Data Mississippi Water Year 2005, USGS.
  6. ^ "Tchoutacabouffa River (Harrison)". Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Clean Water Act Status: Tchoutacabouffa River". 2005. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  8. ^ McKee, Jesse O.; Velvelyn Blackwell Foster; Stephen Young; et al. (2005). Mississippi: The Magnolia State. Atlanta: Clairmont Press. p. 330. ISBN 1-56733-125-4.
  9. ^ Klein Albertson, Karla (2003-09-02). "The Odyssey of George E. Ohr". Antiques and the Arts Online. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  10. ^ Winters, Karl E. (2000). Simulations of Flooding on Tchoutacabouffa River at State Highways 15 and 67 at D’Iberville, Mississippi. Pearl: U.S. Geological Survey. p. 29.