Wolf River

The Wolf River is a tributary of the Missouri River in northeastern Kansas, draining an area of 247.8 square miles in the Dissected Till Plains region.


It rises in Brown County, approximately three miles (5 km) north of Powhattan, and flows generally eastwardly into Doniphan County, past the communities of Robinson, Leona, and Severance. Near Severance, the river turns northward; it flows into the Missouri River approximately eight miles (13 km) southeast of White Cloud. According to a 2001 study by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 71% of the Wolf River watershed is cropland, 25% is grassland, 3% is woodland, and 0.5% is urban.

Variant names
According to the Geographic Names Information System, the Wolf River has also been known historically as:

Petite Riviere de Cansez
Riviere du Loup
Wolf Creek

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