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Encyclopedia > Marais des Cygnes River

The Marais des Cygnes River (muhr-ee duh SEEN) is a principal tributary of the Osage River, about 140 mi (225 km) long, in eastern Kansas and western Missouri in the United States. Via the Osage and Missouri Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River. A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ... The Osage River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 360 mi (579 km) long, in central Missouri in the United States. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Official languages English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 1. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... A watershed is a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, ocean or wetland. ... This page is about the river in the United States; there is also a Canadian Mississippi River (Ontario). ...

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The Marais des Cygnes is formed about 3 mi (5 km) north of Reading in western Lyon County, Kansas by the confluence of Elm Creek and One Hundred Forty Two Mile Creek, and flows generally east-southeastwardly through Osage, Franklin, Miami and Linn Counties in Kansas, and Bates County in Missouri, past the Kansas towns of Melvern, Quenemo, Ottawa, Osawatomie and La Cygne and through the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge. In Missouri, it joins the Little Osage River at the boundary of Bates and Vernon Counties to form the Osage River, 6 mi (9.7 km) west of Schell City. Reading is a city located in Lyon County, Kansas. ... Lyon County (standard abbreviation: LY) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Osage County (standard abbreviation: OS) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Franklin County (standard abbreviation: FR) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Miami County (standard abbreviation: MI) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Linn County (standard abbreviation: LN) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Bates County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Melvern is a city located in Osage County, Kansas. ... Quenemo is a city located in Osage County, Kansas. ... Osawatomie is a city located in Miami County, Kansas. ... La Cygne is a city located in Linn County, Kansas. ... Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located 39 miles (63 km) south of the Kansas City metropolitan area. ... Vernon County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Schell City is a city located in Vernon County, Missouri. ...


In Osage County, Kansas, a US Army Corps of Engineers dam causes the river to form Melvern Lake, which is the site of Eisenhower State Park. United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... Scrivener Dam, in Canberra, Australia, was engineered to withstand a once-in-5000-years flood event A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or retards the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundment. ...


Variant names

According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Marais des Cygnes River has also been known as: GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ...

  • Big Osage River
  • Brush Creek
  • Grand River
  • Le Marais du Cygne River
  • Marais Des Cygnes River
  • Marias des Cygnes River
  • Mary de Zene River
  • Miry Disein River
  • Old Aunt Mary River
  • Osage River
  • Riviere des Osages

The Osage River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 360 mi (579 km) long, in central Missouri in the United States. ...

See also

This is a list of rivers in the State of Kansas Arkansas River Beaver River Big Blue River Chikaskia River Cimarron River Cottonwood River Delaware River Elk River Fall River Grouse River Kansas River Little Arkansas River Marais des Cygnes River Missouri River Neosho River Ninnescah River Republican River Saline... This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of Missouri: Black River Blackwater River Blue River Bourbeuse River Castor River Chariton River Cuivre River Current River Des Moines River Eleven Point River Fabius River Fox River Gasconade River Grand River Horse River Lamine River Little River Little...

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Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area (672 words)
Just south of the river, follow the gravel road west into the wildlife area as it passes next to the lake in Unit A. This is the largest pool in the area and is excellent for viewing great blue herons, white pelicans, and double-crested cormorants.
Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area is near the Frontier Military Scenic Byway.
Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area and the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge are located along U.S. 69, 5 miles north of Pleasanton.
Marais des Cygnes River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (177 words)
The Marais des Cygnes River (muhr-ee duh SEEN) is a principal tributary of the Osage River, about 140 mi (225 km) long, in eastern Kansas and western Missouri in the United States.
Via the Osage and Missouri Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Mississippi River.
In Missouri, it joins the Little Osage River at the boundary of Bates and Vernon Counties to form the Osage River, 6 mi (9.7 km) west of Schell City.
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