Arkansas River


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Ar·kan·sas River

 (är′kən-sô′, är-kăn′zəs)
A river of the south-central United States rising in the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado and flowing about 2,350 km (1,450 mi) generally southeastward to the Mississippi River in southeast Arkansas. It was an important trade and travel route in the 19th century.
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Noun1.Arkansas River - a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi RiverArkansas River - a river that rises in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and flows southeast through Kansas and Oklahoma and through Arkansas to become a tributary of the Mississippi River
Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR - a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Centennial State, Colorado, CO - a state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
OK, Oklahoma, Sooner State - a state in south central United States
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The vast plain was studded on the west with innumerable hills of conical shape, such as are seen north of the Arkansas River. These hills have their summits apparently cut off about the same elevation, so as to leave flat surfaces at top.
On the right rose the lower spurs of the mountainous mass which extends southward to the sources of the Arkansas River, one of the great tributaries of the Missouri.
According to court records, Gullett's group sold "copious amounts" of methamphetamine around the Arkansas River Valley.
Caption: The Arkansas River reached North Little Rock's flood wall last month.
From April through mid-June, more than 230 claims stemming from flooding of the Arkansas River and its tributaries in Arkansas had been filed with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
On Friday, the Arkansas River, which has been flooding communities for more than a week, tore a 40-foot hole in a levee in Dardanelle, a city of about 4,700 people.
May 29 (Reuters) -- Thousands of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana residents braced for more flooding on Wednesday, and some evacuated their homes, as forecasts of further rain drove fears that decades-old levees girding the Arkansas River may not hold.
In Oklahoma, however, the Army Corps of Engineers only issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River in mid-April due to rain flooding.
The unidentified 42-year-old woman told police she was hurled off Interstate 430 and into the Arkansas River that morning, according to (http://http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/kidnapping-victim-thrown-from-i-430-bridge-into-ar-river-survives/888791103) KARK-TV.
On a sunny day in the middle of July 2016, 3d Platoon, 194th Military Police Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, executed a deliberate gap crossing of the Arkansas River in support of Operation River Assault 16, a river-crossing mission that included multiple Regular Army (814th Multi-Role Bridge Company, Fort Polk, Louisiana; 74th Engineer Dive Detachment, Fort Hood, Texas), Army National Guard (an unmanned aircraft system platoon from the 39th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Conway, Arkansas), and U.S.
Three more people suffered injuries as the crowd fled the Power Lounge, about 1 kilometre from the Arkansas River in central Little Rock.

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