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Solomon River
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Map of the Smoky Hill drainage basin including the Solomon River
Other name(s) Kiicawiicaku, Mahkineohe, Nepaholla, Rivere de Soucis, Wisgapalla
Country United States
State Kansas
Physical characteristics
River mouth Smoky Hill River
Solomon, Kansas
1,142 ft (348 m)
Length 184 mi (296 km)
Discharge
  • Location:
    USGS 06876900 at Niles, KS
  • Minimum rate:
    1 cu ft/s (0.028 m3/s)
  • Average rate:
    555 cu ft/s (15.7 m3/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    157,000 cu ft/s (4,400 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 6,835 sq mi (17,700 km2)
Tributaries
Watersheds Solomon-Smoky Hill-Kansas-Missouri-Mississippi

The Solomon River is a 184-mile-long (296 km) river in the central Great Plains of North America. The entire river in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is a tributary of the Smoky Hill River.

Names

The Native name for the river was Nepaholla. It meant "Water on the Hill". This is a reference to Waconda Spring, which was in the river valley.

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