The Arkansas River is a major tributary to the Mississippi River. It generally flows to the east and southeast as it traverses the US states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, an Arkansas. The river's source basin lies in the Western United States in Colorado, specifically the Arkansas River Valley, where the headwaters derive from the snowpack in the Sawatch an Mosquito mountain ranges. It then flows east intothe Midwet via Kansas, an finally intae the Souh through Oklahoma and Arkansas.
The lawer pairt o the Arkansas River near Little Rock, Arkansas
|States||Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas|
|Pairt o||Mississippi River wattershed|
|- left||Fountain Creek, Pawnee River, Little Arkansas River, Walnut River, Verdigris River, Neosho River|
|- right||Cimarron River, Salt Fork Arkansas River, Canadian River, Poteau River|
|Ceeties||Pueblo, CO, Wichita, KS, Tulsa, OK, Muskogee, OK, Fort Smith, AR, Little Rock, AR, Pine Bluff, AR|
|Soorce||Confluence o East Fork Arkansas River an Tennessee Creek|
|- location||Near Leadville, Rocky Mountains, Colorado|
|- elevation||9,728 ft (2,965 m)|
|- location||Franklin Tounship, Desha Coonty, near Napoleon, Arkansas|
|- elevation||108 ft (33 m) |
|- coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Lenth||1,469 mi (2,364 km), Wast-east |
|Basin||168,002 sq mi (435,123 km2) |
|Discharge||for Dardanelle, Arkansas, river mile 219.5 (river kilometer 353.3)|
|- average||40,517 cu ft/s (1,147 m3/s) |
|- max||683,000 cu ft/s (19,340 m3/s)|
|- min||1,207 cu ft/s (34 m3/s)|
The Arkansas River flowes throu Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, an Arkansas, an its wattershed an aa drains pairts o Texas, New Mexico an Missouri.
- "Arkansas River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 30 Apryle 1980. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
- See watershed cairts: 1 Archived October 27, 2004, at the Wayback Machine
- "USGS Gage #07258000 on the Arkansas River near Dardanelle, AR (monthly flow data)". Water Resources of the United States. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 3 Januar 2011.