Did the mississippi river ever run through opelousas louisiana?
There are two sections to the https://usa.fishermap.org/depth-map/mississippi-river/ Mississippi river nautical chart vention as its flows through Illinois. The upper portion between Alton and East Dubuque near the Wisconsin border consists of a series of reservoirs formed by 14 navigation dams. These pools range from 10 to 47 miles in length and from 3,725 to 33,500 acres in size. In all, some 200,000 acres of water are available for sport fishing in this stretch.
The portion of the river from Alton to Cairo provides 61,266 acres of water. There are no locks and dams on this stretch of the river, which is better characterized as open river with wing dams, side channels, main channel, main channel border and extensive rip rap along the channel banks for protection.