Some of them are underground. Others are channeled into concrete culverts. But whether we see them today or not, lots of smaller rivers, creeks and bayous flow through Memphis into the Mississippi, draining approximately 928,700 square miles.
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* Memphis 1842
* Memphis & Shelby County 1999
The river and creek floodplains could form an emerald necklace throughout the area for recreation, hiking, biking, paddling, and natural areas.