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Smoky Hill River
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Smoky Hill River near Assaria, Kansas
Map of the Smoky Hill drainage basin
Other name(s) Aahkawirarahkata, Chetolah, Oke-see-sebo, River of the Padoucas
Country United States
State Colorado, Kansas
Physical characteristics
Main source Cheyenne County, Colorado
4,640 ft (1,410 m)
38°57′01″N 102°34′49″W / 38.95028°N 102.58028°W / 38.95028; -102.58028
River mouth Kansas River
Junction City, Kansas
1,040 ft (320 m)
39°03′36″N 98°46′04″W / 39.06000°N 98.76778°W / 39.06000; -98.76778
Length 575 mi (925 km)
Basin features
Basin size 19,260 sq mi (49,900 km2)
Watersheds Smoky Hill-Kansas-Missouri-Mississippi

The Smoky Hill River is a 575-mile (925 km) river in the central Great Plains of North America. It goes through the U.S. states of Colorado and Kansas.


The river gets its name from the Smoky Hills area in the Great Plains.

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