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Republican River


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tributary of the Kansas River that flows from eastern Colorado eastward through Nebraska and Kansas


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  • Since 1951, when the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation dammed the Republican River, creating Bonny Lake, the local community has enjoyed a recreational and economic livelihood.

    Lake-Be-Gone Woes

  • Last month, the local Republic River Water Conservation District, a board responsible for keeping Colorado in water compliance with Kansas, approved the funding for a multi-million dollar pipeline that will pump water into the Republican River from a farm willing to retire 6,000 acres.

    Liquid Gold

  • In fact, Adamson adds, entire stretches of the nearby Republican River are gone.

    Liquid Gold

  • Seepage from the Ogallala in eastern Colorado creates the headwaters for the North Fork of the Republican River, which flows past the Adamson family farm, and into Nebraska and Kansas.

    Liquid Gold

  • One sign of trouble: in just the past two decades, farmers tapping into the local aquifers have helped to shorten the North Fork of the Republican River, which starts in Yuma County, by 10 miles.

    Liquid Gold

  • Scientists and engineers say there's a clear lesson from the Republican River saga: water and energy are inextricably linked.

    Liquid Gold

  • The Journal's Joe Barrett recently reported that Kansas is threatening to sue neighboring Nebraska for consuming more than its share of the Republican River.

    Ethanol's Water Shortage

  • The last Sioux were disappearing in the south, along the banks of Republican River.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • They announced that they had come to take charge of the party, which was to continue its survey to the south, down to the Republican River.

    Nothing Like It in the World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

  • He himself had ridden all the way north to the Republican River to find enough buffalo, in the fall just passed.

    Comanche Moon


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