Republican River

Republican River

The Republican River rises on the high plains of eastern Colorado in the United States. The two main tributaries, called the North and South forks, join at Benkelman, Nebraska. From there, the river flows generally eastward along the southern border of Nebraska before curving southward into Kansas. The Republican River joins the Smoky Hill River at Junction City, Kansas to form the Kansas River.

Some cities along the river are McCook, Nebraska, Concordia, Kansas and Junction City, Kansas. Near Concordia is the Republican River Pegram Truss, a bridge that goes over the Republican River that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The river was named after a branch of Pawnee Indians known as "the Republicans" (Stewart 1967:223).

Allocation of the water from the Republican River is governed through an agreement called the Republican River Compact, involving the states of Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado.


* Stewart, George R. (1967) "Names on the Land". Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

ee also

*List of Colorado rivers
*List of Kansas rivers
*List of Nebraska rivers

External Links

* [ Republican River Compact]

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