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Kansas Geological Description

The area of Kansas is 82,080 square miles. Speaking broadly, the surface is an undulating plain, rising gradually from an elevation of 700 or 800 feet at its eastern boundary to 3,000 or 4,000 feet at its western boundary. On the east, the Missouri River flows in a broad bottom land, which is limited by bluffs 200 feet in height. The streams in the northeastern part of the State are also lined by bluffs of considerable height. In the southwest many of the branches of the Cimarron River have cut courses which may almost be denominated gorges from their depth and abruptness, and in the central-western portion of the State, considerable relief has been produced by the erosion of the streams.

The slope of Kansas being in a general way from west to east, the course of the streams is necessarily in the same direction. The State is drained by westward tributaries of the Mississippi River, the Missouri, Arkansas, and their branches. The Missouri River forms the northern part of the eastern boundary of the State.

Alexander, KS - Post Rock Fence

Alexander, KS - Post Rock Fence

Brookville, KS - Barn

Brookville, KS - Barn

Cedar Bluff Lake, KS - Edge

Cedar Bluff Lake, KS - Edge

Climax, KS - Fall River

Climax, KS - Fall River

Eureka, KS - Flint Hills

Eureka, KS - Flint Hills

Gove County - Kansas Landscape

Gove County - Kansas Landscape

Gove County - Kansas Prairie

Gove County - Kansas Prairie

Gove County - Kansas Prairie - 2

Gove County - Kansas Prairie - 2

Gove County - Landscape

Gove County - Landscape

Grant County, KS - Sunflowers

Grant County, KS - Sunflowers

Grant County, KS - Wagon Bed Spring

Grant County, KS - Wagon Bed Spring

Greenwood County, KS - Landscape

Greenwood County, KS - Landscape

Junction City, KS - Church, 1942

Junction City, KS - Church, 1942

Kansas Waving Wheat

Kansas Waving Wheat

Lakin, KS - Arkansas River

Lakin, KS - Arkansas River

Lakin, KS - Indian Mound

Lakin, KS - Indian Mound

Larned, KS - Santa Fe Trail Center - Display

Larned, KS - Santa Fe Trail Center - Display

Minneapolis, KS - Rock City - 2

Minneapolis, KS - Rock City - 2

Monument Rocks, KS - 2

Monument Rocks, KS - 2

Monument Rocks, KS - 3

Monument Rocks, KS - 3