Little Arkansas River facts for kids
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The Little Arkansas River near Sedgwick, Kansas
|Other name(s)||Ne Shuta Shinka River|
|Main source||Ellsworth County, Kansas
1,759 ft (536 m)
|River mouth||Arkansas River
1,283 ft (391 m)
|Length||123 mi (198 km)|
The Little Arkansas River (// ar-KAN-zəs) is a river in the central Great Plains of North America. A tributary of the Arkansas River, its entire 123-mile (198 km) length lies within the American state of Kansas.
The river originates in central Kansas in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains. Its source lies in extreme south-central Ellsworth County immediately north of Geneseo, Kansas. From there, the river flows generally south-southeast along the border between the Arkansas River Lowlands to the southwest and the McPherson Lowlands to the northeast. It joins the Arkansas River immediately northwest of downtown Wichita, Kansas.
Points of interest
A statue, The Keeper of the Plains by local artist Blackbear Bosin, marks the confluence of these two rivers.
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