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Republican River
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The Republican River near Riverton, Nebraska
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Map of the Kansas River drainage basin showing the Republican River
Other name(s) Forche des Republiques,
Coster Blanches, Ki-ra-ru-tah, Mahohevaohe
Country United States
States Nebraska, Kansas
Physical characteristics
River mouth Kansas River
Junction City, Kansas
1,043 ft (318 m)
Length 453 mi (729 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Junction City about 3 mi (4.8 km) above the mouth
  • Minimum rate:
    3.2 cu ft/s (0.091 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    848 cu ft/s (24.0 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    33,300 cu ft/s (940 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 24,900 sq mi (64,000 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    North Fork Republican River,
    Frenchman Creek, Red Willow Creek,
    Medicine Creek
  • Right:
    Arikaree River,
    South Fork Republican River,
    Sappa Creek, Prairie Dog Creek,
    White Rock Creek
Watersheds Republican-Kansas-Missouri-Mississippi

The Republican River is a river in the central Great Plains area of North America. It starts in the High Plains of eastern Colorado, and it goes east 453 miles (729 km) through the U.S. states of Nebraska and Kansas.

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