Little Arkansas River

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Little Arkansas River
Ne Shuta Shinka River
Little Arkansas River.jpg
The Little Arkansas River near Sedgwick, Kansas
Country United States
State Kansas
Region Great Plains
Part of Arkansas River watershed
City Wichita, KS
 - location Near Geneseo, Great Plains, Kansas, United States
 - elevation 1,283 ft (391 m)
 - coordinates 38°31′46″N 098°09′18″W / 38.52944°N 98.15500°W / 38.52944; -98.15500 [1]
Mouth Arkansas River
 - location Wichita, Kansas, Kansas, United States
 - elevation 391 ft (119 m) [1]
 - coordinates 37°41′29″N 097°20′57″W / 37.69139°N 97.34917°W / 37.69139; -97.34917Coordinates: 37°41′29″N 097°20′57″W / 37.69139°N 97.34917°W / 37.69139; -97.34917 [1]

The Little Arkansas River (/ɑrˈkænzəs/ ar-KAN-zəs) is a 123-mile-long (198 km)[2] river located in south-central Kansas. It rises in northern Rice County just north of Lyons and flows southeast past Buhler and Halstead to meet the Arkansas River in Wichita.

The confluence of the Little Arkansas and Arkansas rivers in Wichita, Kansas.

A statue, The Keeper of the Plains by local artist Blackbear Bosin, marks the confluence of these two rivers.

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  1. ^ a b c "Little Arkansas River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1978-10-13. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 29, 2011

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