Arkansas River

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Arkansas River
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 to the Mississippi River. It generally flows to the east and southeast as it traverses the US states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, an Arkansas. The river's source basin lies in the Western United States in Colorado, specifically the Arkansas River Valley, where the headwaters derive from the snowpack in the Sawatch an Mosquito mountain ranges. It then flows east intothe Midwet via Kansas, an finally intae the Souh through Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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  1. a b c "Arkansas River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 30 Apryle 1980. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  2. "McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS)". History & Culture. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  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 3 Januar 2011.