Arkansas River

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Arkansas River
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The lawer pairt o the Arkansas River near Little Rock, Arkansas
Kintra Unitit States
States Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas
Region Great Plains
Pairt o Mississippi River wattershed
 - left Fountain Creek, Pawnee River, Little Arkansas River, Walnut River, Verdigris River, Neosho River
 - right Cimarron River, Salt Fork Arkansas River, Canadian River, Poteau River
Ceeties Pueblo, CO, Wichita, KS, Tulsa, OK, Muskogee, OK, Fort Smith, AR, Little Rock, AR, Pine Bluff, AR
Soorce Confluence o East Fork Arkansas River an Tennessee Creek
 - location Near Leadville, Rocky Mountains, Colorado
 - elevation 9,728 ft (2,965 m)
 - coordinates 39°15′30″N 106°20′38″W / 39.25833°N 106.34389°W / 39.25833; -106.34389 [1]
Mooth Mississippi River
 - location Franklin Tounship, Desha Coonty, near Napoleon, Arkansas
 - elevation 108 ft (33 m) [1]
 - coordinates 33°46′30″N 91°04′15″W / 33.77500°N 91.07083°W / 33.77500; -91.07083Coordinates: 33°46′30″N 91°04′15″W / 33.77500°N 91.07083°W / 33.77500; -91.07083 [1]
Lenth 1,469 mi (2,364 km), Wast-east [2]
Basin 168,002 sq mi (435,123 km2) [3]
Discharge for Dardanelle, Arkansas, river mile 219.5 (river kilometer 353.3)
 - average 40,517 cu ft/s (1,147 m3/s) [4]
 - max 683,000 cu ft/s (19,340 m3/s)
 - min 1,207 cu ft/s (34 m3/s)
The Arkansas River flowes throu Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, an Arkansas, an its wattershed an aa drains pairts o Texas, New Mexico an Missouri.

The Arkansas River is a major tributary o the Mississippi River. It generally flowes tae the east an sootheast as it traverses the US states o Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, an Arkansas. The river's soorce basin lies in the wastren Unitit States in Colorado, specifically the Arkansas River Valley, whaur the heidwatters derive frae the snawpack in the Sawatch an Mosquito moontain ranges. It then flowes east intae the Midwast via Kansas, an finally intae the Sooth throu Oklahoma an Arkansas.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Arkansas River". Geographic Names Information System. Unitit States Geological Survey. 1980-04-30. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  2. "McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS)". History & Culture. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  3. See watershed cairts: 1 Archived October 27, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. "USGS Gage #07258000 on the Arkansas River near Dardanelle, AR (monthly flow data)". Water Resources of the United States. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-03.