Category archives for Kansas

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 […]

Ladder Creek-White Woman Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Wallace, Greeley, Wichita, and Scott Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Ladder Creek-White Woman Creek drainage divide area in Wallace, Greeley, Wichita, and Scott Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south-oriented floods and by immense east and southeast oriented floods, which also probably deposited significant flood transported sediments. Flood waters were derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and the south-oriented flood waters […]

Smoky Hill River-Walnut Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Gove, Trego, Lane, and Ness Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Smoky Hill River-Walnut Creek drainage divide area in Gove, Trego, Lane, and Ness Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south-oriented floods. Flood waters were derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and flowed south across Nebraska and into Kansas where headward erosion of deep valleys captured flood flow and diverted flood […]

Smoky Hill River-Walnut Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Ellis, Russell, Rush, and Barton Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Smoky Hill River-Walnut Creek drainage divide area in Ellis, Russell, Rush, and Barton Counties, Kansas is the drainage divide between the Missouri River drainage basin and the Arkansas River drainage basin and was eroded by immense south-oriented floods. Flood waters were derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and flowed across […]

Smoky Hill River-Arkansas River drainage divide area landform origins in Ellsworth, Rice, and Mc Pherson Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Smoky Hill River-Arkansas River drainage divide area in Ellsworth, Rice, and Mc Pherson Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south-oriented floods. Flood waters were derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and flowed south into Kansas where they were captured by headward erosion of deep valleys in sequence (from south to […]

Smoky Hill River-North Cottonwood River drainage divide area landform origins in Saline, Dickinson, Mc Pherson, and Marion Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Smoky Hill River-North Cottonwood River drainage divide area in Saline, Dickinson, Mc Pherson, and Marion Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south-oriented floods which flowed from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet into Kansas. Flood waters were captured by deep southeast and east oriented valleys that eroded headward across Kansas from the […]

Kansas River-Neosho River drainage divide area landform origins in Geary, Wabaunsee, and Morris Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Kansas River-Neosho River drainage divide area in Geary, Wabaunsee, and Marion Counties, Kansas is in reality the divide between the Missouri River drainage basin and Arkansas River drainage basin. The Kansas River-Neosho River drainage divide area was eroded by immense south-oriented floods from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet, which flowed across […]

Kansas River-Dragoon Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Wabaunsee, Shawnee, and Osage Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Kansas River-Dragoon Creek drainage divide area in Wabaunsee, Shawnee, and Osage Counties was eroded by immense south and southeast oriented floods from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet, which flowed into and across Kansas. Southeast-oriented Dragoon Creek flows to southeast-oriented Hundred and Ten Mile Creek, which flows to southeast-oriented Marais des Cygnes […]

Dragoon Creek-Neosho River drainage divide area landform origins in Osage, Lyon, and Coffey Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Dragoon Creek-Neosho River drainage divide area in Osage, Lyon, and Coffey Counties, Kansas is actually multiple drainage divides between southeast-oriented Dragoon Creek and east-oriented Salt Creek, between Salt Creek and the east-northeast oriented Marais des Cygnes River, and between the Marais des Cygnes River and the southeast-oriented Neosho River. Dragoon Creek and Salt […]

Kansas River-Pottawatomie Creek drainage divide area landform origins in Douglas, Franklin, and Anderson Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Kansas River-Pottawatomie Creek drainage divide area in Douglas, Franklin, and Anderson Counties, Kansas is actually three major west to east oriented drainage divides. The northern drainage divide is between the east-oriented Kansas River and east-oriented Wakarusa River, which is a Kansas River tributary. South of the Kansas River-Wakarusa River drainage divide is the […]

Marais des Cygnes River-Little Osage River drainage divide area landform origins in Miami, Linn, and Bourbon Counties, Kansas, USA

Abstract: The Marais des Cygnes River-Little Osage River drainage divide area in Miami, Linn, and Bourbon Counties, Kansas was eroded by immense south-oriented floods. Flood waters were derived from a rapidly melting North American ice sheet and flowed into and across eastern Kansas, where systematic headward erosion of deep east-oriented valleys captured the flood flow […]