|Little Arkansas River|
|Ne Shuta Shinka River|
The Little Arkansas River near Sedgwick, Kansas
|- location||Ellsworth County, Kansas|
|- elevation||1,759 ft (536 m)|
|- location||Wichita, Kansas|
|- elevation||1,283 ft (391 m)|
|- coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Length||123 mi (198 km)|
|Discharge||for USGS 07144200 at Valley Center, KS|
|- average||315 cu ft/s (9 m3/s)|
|- max||28,600 cu ft/s (810 m3/s)|
|- min||1.1 cu ft/s (0 m3/s)|
The Little Arkansas River ( ar-KAN-z?s) is a river in the central Great Plains of North America. A tributary of the Arkansas River, its entire 123-mile (198 km) length lies within the American state of Kansas.
The river originates in central Kansas in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains. Its source lies in extreme south-central Ellsworth County immediately north of Geneseo, Kansas. From there, the river flows generally south-southeast along the border between the Arkansas River Lowlands to the southwest and the McPherson Lowlands to the northeast. It joins the Arkansas River immediately northwest of downtown Wichita, Kansas.
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