It has two branches. The main stream flows southeast and empties its waters into the Arkansas River near the town of Oxford (Sumner County). In the southern part of Stafford County, this north fork flows northeastwardly to Plevna, (Reno County) where the course changes to southeast.
The south fork's source is in the western part of Pratt County. Its course is almost due east through Pratt County and Kingman County until it unites with the north fork in the southwest corner of Sedgwick County. Only the north fork is impounded by the Cheney Dam to create Cheney Reservoir, storing the municipal water supply of Wichita and below the reservoir it then unites with the south fork.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 29, 2011
- Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. Volume II. Page 370.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ninnescah River
- Continuous Real-Time Water-Quality Monitoring and Regression Analysis to Compute Constituent Concentrations and Loads in the North Fork Ninnescah River Upstream from Cheney Reservoir, South-Central Kansas, 1999-2012 United States Geological Survey
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