Category archives for Kansas River

Platte River-Republican River drainage divide area landform origins in Gosper and Furnas Counties, Nebraska, USA

A geomorphic history based on topographic map interpretation Abstract: The Platte River-Republican River drainage divide area in Gosper and Furnas Counties, Nebraska was eroded by massive south-oriented floods. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting thick North American ice sheet and initially flowed across Nebraska into Kansas to the south. Headward erosion of […]

Platte River-Medicine Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Lincoln and Frontier Counties, Nebraska, USA

Abstract: The Platte River-Medicine Creek drainage divide area in Lincoln and Frontier Counties, Nebraska contains evidence of massive south-oriented flood flow that occurred prior to Platte River valley headward erosion. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and initially flowed across a topographic surface at least as high as […]

Medicine Creek-Red Willow Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Lincoln, Hayes, Frontier, and Red Willow Counties, Nebraska, USA

A geomorphic history based on topographic map evidence Abstract: Red Willow Creek and Medicine Creek are southeast-oriented Republican River tributaries located primarily in Lincoln, Hayes, Frontier, and Red Willow Counties in southwest Nebraska. The Red Willow Creek-Medicine Creek drainage divide area was eroded by immense south-oriented floods, which were probably derived from a rapidly melting […]

Red Willow Creek-Blackwood Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Perkins, Lincoln, Hayes, Hitchcock, and Red Willow Counties, Nebraska, USA

Abstract: The Red Willow Creek-Blackwood Creek drainage divide area in Perkins, Lincoln, Hayes, Hitchcock, and Red Willow Counties, Nebraska was eroded by massive south-oriented floods. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and flowed south across Nebraska and into Kansas. The east and southeast oriented Republican River valley eroded […]

South Platte River-Frenchman Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Keith, Perkins, and Chase Counties, Nebraska, USA

Abstract: The South Platte River-Frenchman Creek drainage divide area in Keith, Perkins, and Chase Counties, Nebraska was eroded by massive south and/or southeast oriented flood flow, which originally flowed across Nebraska and into Kansas. Headward erosion of present day valleys captured the south-oriented flood flow in an identifiable sequence and diverted flood waters to what […]

Frenchman Creek-Republican River drainage divide area landform origins in Chase, Hayes, Dundy, and Hitchcock Counties, Nebraska, USA

Abstract: The Frenchman Creek-Republican River drainage divide area in Chase, Hayes, Dundy, and Hitchcock Counties, Nebraska was eroded by immense southeast and south-southeast oriented floods. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and originally flowed across southwest Nebraska and into Kansas and then further south to the Gulf of […]

Republican River-Solomon River drainage divide area landform origins in Cloud, Ottawa, Clay, and Dickinson Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Republican River-Solomon River drainage divide area in Cloud, Ottawa, Clay, and Dickinson Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south-oriented floods. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and flowed across Nebraska into Kansas and at one time flowed further south. Headward erosion of the east-oriented Kansas River […]

Republican River-Solomon River drainage divide area landform origins in Nuckolls County, Nebraska and Jewell and Mitchell Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Republican River-Solomon River drainage divide area in Nuckolls County, Nebraska and Jewell and Mitchell Counties, Kansas is located in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas and was eroded by massive south-oriented floods. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting ice sheet and flowed across Nebraska and into Kansas. This essay illustrates […]

Republican River-North Fork Solomon River drainage divide area landform origins in Franklin and Webster Counties, Nebraska and Smith County, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Republican River-North Fork Solomon River drainage divide area in Franklin and Webster Counties, Nebraska and Smith County, Kansas was eroded by immense south-oriented floods. Flood waters were derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet. Headward erosion of what was then a deep southeast-oriented North Fork Solomon River valley captured south-oriented flood […]

Republican River-Prairie Dog Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Furnas and Harlan Counties, Nebraska and Norton and Phillips Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Republican River-Prairie Dog Creek drainage divide area in Furnas and Harlan Counties, Nebraska and Norton and Phillips County, Kansas was eroded by massive south-oriented flood flow. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and flowed south across Nebraska and into Kansas. Missouri River tributary valleys eroded headward […]

Prairie Dog Creek-North Fork Solomon River drainage divide area landform origins in Norton and Phillips Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Prairie Dog Creek-North Fork Solomon River drainage divide area in Norton and Phillips Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south-oriented flood flow, which flowed across Nebraska and into Kansas. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting thick North American ice sheet, which had been located in what had been an ice […]

Republican River-Beaver Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Hitchcock and Red Willow Counties, Nebraska and Rawlins and Decatur Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Republican River-Beaver Creek drainage divide area in Hitchcock and Red Willow Counties, Nebraska and Rawlins and Decatur Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south and/or southeast oriented floods. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and initially flowed across a topographic surface at least as high as […]

Beaver Creek-South Fork Solomon River drainage divide area landform origins in Red Willow County, Nebraska and Decatur and Sheridan Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Beaver Creek-South Fork Solomon River drainage divide area in Red Willow County, Nebraska and Decatur and Sheridan Counties, Kansas consists of the Beaver Creek-Sappa Creek drainage divide, the Sappa Creek-Prairie Dog Creek drainage divide, the Prairie Dog Creek-North Fork Solomon River drainage divide, the North Fork Solomon River-Bow Creek drainage divide, and the […]

North Fork Solomon River-South Fork Solomon River drainage divide area landform origins in Norton, Phillips, Smith, Graham, Rooks, and Osborne Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The North Fork Solomon River-South Fork Solomon River drainage divide in Norton, Phillips, Smith, Graham, Rooks, and Osborne Counties, Kansas was eroded by massive south-oriented floods which originally flowed across a topographic surface at least as high as the highest present day North Fork Solomon River-South Fork Solomon River drainage divide elevations. Flood waters […]

Republican River-Little Beaver Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Dundy and Hitchcock Counties, Nebraska and Cheyenne and Rawlins Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Republican River-Little Beaver Creek drainage divide area in Dundy and Hitchcock Counties, Nebraska and Cheyenne and Rawlins Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south-southeast or southeast oriented floods. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting thick North American ice sheet and flowed across Nebraska and into Kansas. Headward erosion of the […]

Little Beaver Creek-South Fork Solomon River drainage divide area landform origins in Cheyenne, Rawlins, Sherman, and Thomas Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Little Beaver Creek-South Fork Solomon River drainage divide area in Cheyenne, Rawlins, Sherman, and Thomas Counties, Kansas is today drained by parallel northeast and east oriented Republican and Solomon River tributaries. The entire drainage divide region was eroded by massive south and southeast oriented floods, with flood water probably derived from a rapidly […]

Solomon River-Saline River drainage divide area landform origins in Mitchell, Lincoln, Ottawa, and Saline Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Solomon River-Saline River drainage divide area in Mitchell, Lincoln, Ottawa, and Saline Counties, Kansas was eroded by massive south-oriented floods. Flood waters were probably derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet. Initially flood waters flowed south on a topographic surface at least as high as the highest Solomon River-Saline River drainage […]

South Fork Solomon River-Saline River drainage divide area landform origins in Rooks, Osborne, Ellis, and Russell Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The South Fork Solomon River-Saline River drainage divide area in Rooks, Osborne, Ellis, and Russell Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south oriented floods. Flood waters were derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and initially flowed on a topographic surface at least as high as the highest South Fork Solomon River-Saline River […]

South Fork Solomon River-Saline River drainage divide area landform origins in Thomas, Sheridan, and Graham Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The South Fork Solomon River-Saline River drainage divide area in Thomas, Sheridan, and Graham Counties Kansas was eroded by massive south-oriented floods and shaped during evolution of a gigantic east-oriented flood formed anastomosing channel complex involving the present day Smoky Hill, Saline, Solomon, and Republican River valleys and tributary valleys. Flood waters were derived […]

Saline River-Smoky Hill River drainage divide area landform origins in Russell, Lincoln, Ellsworth, and Saline Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Saline River-Smoky Hill River drainage divide area in Russell, Lincoln, Ellsworth, and Saline Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south-oriented floods. Flood waters were derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and flowed across Nebraska and into Kansas. The Smoky Hill River valley eroded headward from what was then the newly […]

Saline River-Big Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Sheridan, Gove, Trego, and Ellis Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Saline River-Big Creek drainage divide area in Sheridan, Gove, Trego, and Ellis Counties, Kansas was eroded by massive south oriented floods derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet located north of the drainage divide region. The east-southeast oriented Big Creek valley eroded first headward from what was then the newly eroded Smoky […]

North Fork Smoky Hill River-Smoky Hill River drainage divide area landform origins in Sherman, Wallace, and Logan Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The North Fork Smoky Hill River-Smoky Hill River drainage divide area in Sherman, Wallace, and Logan Counties, Kansas was eroded by massive south and southeast oriented floods. Flood waters were derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and flowed across Nebraska and into Kansas. The deep east oriented Smoky Hill River valley eroded […]

Smoky Hill River-Ladder Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Wallace, Logan, Wichita, and Scott Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Smoky Hill River-Ladder Creek drainage divide area in Wallace, Logan, Wichita, and Scott Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south and southeast oriented floods, with flood waters derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet. The Smoky Hill River valley eroded headward from what were then newly eroded Kansas and Missouri River valleys […]