Delaware River (Kansas)

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Delaware River
Location
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationNortheast Nemaha County, Kansas, United States
 - coordinates39°55′40″N 095°50′15″W / 39.92778°N 95.83750°W / 39.92778; -95.83750[1]
 - elevation827 ft (252 m)
MouthKansas River
 - locationNear Perry, Kansas, United States
 - coordinates39°03′33″N 095°23′52″W / 39.05917°N 95.39778°W / 39.05917; -95.39778Coordinates: 39°03′33″N 095°23′52″W / 39.05917°N 95.39778°W / 39.05917; -95.39778[1]
 - elevation252 ft (77 m)[1]
Length94 mi (151 km), North-South[2]
Basin features
River systemKansas River watershed

The Delaware River (originally called the Grasshopper River)[3] is a 94-mile-long (151 km)[2] river in the northeastern part of the state of Kansas. The Delaware River basin drains 1,117 square miles (2,890 km2) from the water of Perry Lake reservoir. The river is a Category 1 watershed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This means that the watershed needs to be restored and protected. The river is one of the major tributaries of the Kansas River.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Delaware River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1978-10-13. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed March 30, 2011
  3. Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History Archived 2007-12-02 at the Wayback Machine

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