Salt Fork Arkansas River
|Salt Fork Arkansas River|
|Grand Saline River, Kicpahaatihariʾ, Little Arkansas River, Nesuketonga River, Red Fork Arkansas River|
The Salt Fork at Tonkawa, Oklahoma
|- left||Medicine Lodge River, Chikaskia River|
|- location||Comanche County, Kansas|
|- elevation||2,042 ft (622 m)|
|- location||Kay County, Oklahoma|
|- elevation||896 ft (273 m)|
|- coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Length||239 mi (385 km)|
|Discharge||for USGS 07151000 at Tonkawa, OK|
|- average||927 cu ft/s (26 m3/s)|
|- max||57,800 cu ft/s (1,637 m3/s)|
|- min||0 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)|
|Watersheds||Salt Fork Arkansas-Arkansas-|
|Reservoirs||Great Salt Plains Lake|
Map of the Salt Fork Arkansas watershed
The Salt Fork of the Arkansas River is a 239-mile-long (385 km) tributary of the Arkansas River in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma in the United States. Via the Arkansas River, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.
The Salt Fork rises in Comanche County, Kansas, and flows initially southeastwardly through Barber County, Kansas, and Woods County, Oklahoma, to the town of Alva, where it turns eastwardly for the remainder of its course through Alfalfa, Grant, Kay and Noble counties in Oklahoma, past the towns of Pond Creek, Lamont and Tonkawa. It flows into the Arkansas River in southern Kay County, 7 miles (11 km) south of Ponca City.
According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Salt Fork Arkansas River has also been known as:
- "Salt Fork Arkansas River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
- "Water-Data Report 2013 - 07151000 Salt Fork Arkansas River at Tonkawa, OK" (PDF). U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed May 31, 2011