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Delaware River
Country United States
State Kansas
Physical characteristics
Main source Northeast Nemaha County, Kansas, United States
827 ft (252 m)
River mouth Kansas River
Near Perry, Kansas, United States
252 ft (77 m)
Length 94 mi (151 km), North-South
Basin features
River system Kansas River watershed

The Delaware River (originally called the Grasshopper River) is a 94-mile-long (151 km) river in the northeastern part of the state of Kansas. The Delaware River basin drains 1,117 square miles (2,890 km2) from the water of Perry Lake reservoir. The river is a Category 1 watershed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This means that the watershed needs to be restored and protected. The river is one of the major tributaries of the Kansas River.

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