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  1. Kansas, Kansas River, Kaw River(noun)

    a river in northeastern Kansas; flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River

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  1. Kansas River

    The Kansas River is a river in northeastern Kansas in the United States. It is the southwestern-most part of the Missouri River drainage, which is in turn the northwestern-most portion of the extensive Mississippi River drainage. Its name come from the Kanza people who once inhabited the area. The state of Kansas in turn drew its name from the river. The river valley averages 2.6 miles in width, with the widest points being between Wamego and Rossville, where it is up to 4 miles wide, then narrowing to 1 mile or less in places below Eudora. Much of the river's watershed is dammed for flood control, but the Kansas River is generally free-flowing and has only minor obstructions, including diversion weirs and one low impact hydroelectric dam.

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