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Smoky Hill River
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Smoky Hill River near Assaria, Kansas
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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)
River mouth Kansas River
Junction City, Kansas
1,040 ft (320 m)
Length 575 mi (925 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    USGS 06877600 at Enterprise, KS
  • Minimum rate:
    38 cu ft/s (1.1 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    1,540 cu ft/s (44 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    207,000 cu ft/s (5,900 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 19,260 sq mi (49,900 km2)
Tributaries
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.

Name

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


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