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North Fork Republican River
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The river in Wray, Colorado.
Other name(s) Wi'hiuniyohe
Country United States
State Colorado, Nebraska
Physical characteristics
Main source Yuma County, Colorado
3,860 ft (1,180 m)
River mouth Republican River
Haigler, Nebraska
3,241 ft (988 m)
Length 55 mi (89 km)
Basin features
Basin size 5,086 sq mi (13,170 km2)
Watersheds North Fork Republican-
Republican-Kansas-Missouri-
Mississippi

The North Fork Republican River is a 55.4-mile-long (89.2 km) tributary of the Republican River. It flows eastward from a source in Yuma County, Colorado to just north of Haigler in Dundy County, Nebraska. There it joins with the Arikaree River to form the Republican River.

The North Fork Republican River drains an area of 5,086 square miles (13,170 km2), including 4,449 square miles (11,520 km2), or 87.5%, in eastern Colorado, 575 square miles (1,490 km2), or 11.3%, in southwestern Nebraska, and 62 square miles (160 km2), or 1.2%, in northwestern Kansas.

Use of water from the North Fork Republican River is governed by the Republican River Compact, a water agreement among the U.S. states of Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas signed on 1942-12-31.

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