Whitewater River (Kansas)

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Whitewater River
Whitewater Creek
Whitewater River Kansas.jpg
The Whitewater River near Towanda
Country United States
State Kansas
Part of Walnut River
 - location Southern Marion County, Kansas, United States
 - elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
 - coordinates 38°06′55″N 097°05′22″W / 38.11528°N 97.08944°W / 38.11528; -97.08944 [1]
Mouth Walnut River
 - location Near Augusta, Kansas, United States
 - elevation 361 ft (110 m) [1]
 - coordinates 37°39′25″N 096°59′30″W / 37.65694°N 96.99167°W / 37.65694; -96.99167Coordinates: 37°39′25″N 096°59′30″W / 37.65694°N 96.99167°W / 37.65694; -96.99167 [1]
Length 62 mi (100 km), South [2]

The Whitewater River is a 62-mile-long (100 km)[2] tributary of the Walnut River in southern Kansas in the United States. Via the Walnut and Arkansas Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.

According to the Geographic Names Information System, the stream has also been known as Whitewater Creek.


The Whitewater River rises in southern Marion County (southeast of Peabody) and flows southwardly into Butler County, past the towns of Potwin and Towanda, then joins the Walnut River at Augusta.

In Butler County, the river collects the West Branch Whitewater River, which rises in Harvey County and flows southeastwardly past Whitewater; and the East Branch Whitewater River, which rises near Burns in Marion County and flows southwestwardly.


  • Harvey County East Lake, east of Newton.
  • Augusta Lake, northwest side of Augusta.
  • Santa Fe Lake, west of Augusta.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Whitewater River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1978-10-13. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 29, 2011