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This delightful book pairs beautiful pictures of the Kaw with quotes from folks who paddle, camp and enjoy this prairie river! MORE INFORMATION
Kansas River Currents
Check out the latest and greatest news from Friends of the Kaw in our Kansas River Currents newsletter! This fall’s issue highlights recent floats and river cleanups, provides a brief update on the status of in-river sand dredging, and includes a detailed schedule of upcoming events and offers.
Stay in touch with your river!
Relaxing on the KAW
Friends of the Kaw is booking educational float trips for the 2014 season, which runs from mid-April to mid-October. Visit the Calendar to see currently booked trips or contact the Kansas Riverkeeper to schedule a date for your own group float trip or for further information. Registration is offered to the general public for a specific float trip two weeks before the scheduled date. Check with the Kansas Riverkeeper to see if there are available canoes or kayaks for the trip you’re interested in and to register.
The Kansas River
The Kansas River (known locally as the Kaw) begins at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill Rivers near Junction City. It flows 173 miles to Kansas City where it joins the Missouri River. The Kaw watershed drains almost the entire northern half of Kansas and part of Nebraska and Colorado (53,000 square miles). It is the world’s largest prairie based river system.