The Verdigris River is a tributary of the Arkansas River in southeastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma in the United States. It is about 280 miles (451 km) long. Via the Arkansas, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed.
Coffeyville Resources, based in Kansas City, Kan., experience flooding of the Verdigris River in July 2007 with the sweeping away of about 1,700 barrels of crude oil from its subsidiary's refinery at Coffeyville.
From just north of Catoosa, Oklahoma to its confluence with the Arkansas, barge traffic is maintained on the river as part of the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System, which consists of a series of locks and dams on both streams and allows commercial navigation between the Tulsa area and the Mississippi River.
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT DISCOURAGES RECREATION IN OR ON VERDIGRIS RIVER, ROCK CREEK SOUTHEAST OF INDEPENDENCE
Jul 23, 2007; The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the following news release: KDHE is recommending against recreational use...