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Smoky Hill

noun
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a river flowing E from E Colorado to the Republican River in central Kansas. 540 miles (870 km) long.
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Smoky Hill River

river formed by two headstreams (North and South forks) that rise north of Cheyenne Wells, Cheyenne county, in eastern Colorado, U.S., and flow east into Kansas, continuing past Wallace to unite near Russell Springs. The main stream then continues in a generally eastward direction to Ellsworth, bending north at Lindsborg and northeast at Salina; it then flows past Solomon and Abilene to join the Republican River at Junction City, after a course of 560 miles (900 km), to form the Kansas River. A flood-control dam (1948) on the river near Kanopolis in central Kansas is part of the Missouri River Basin project. Chief tributaries are the Saline and Solomon rivers.

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