Ninnescah River

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Coordinates: 37°19′22″N 97°10′01″W / 37.32278°N 97.16694°W / 37.32278; -97.16694

The Ninnescah River in Kingman County south of Murdock

The Ninnescah River is a 56.4-mile-long (90.8 km)[1] river of southern Kansas.

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.

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  1. ^ 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.

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