January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p57
The article deals with the rivers in Alaska. There are six distinct river drainage regions that define Alaska, namely, the Arctic Slope, Northwest, Yukon, Southwest, Southcentral, and Southeast. Within these are 12 major river systems namely, the Colville, Noatak, Kohuk, Yukon, Tanana, Koyukuk, Kuskokwim, Copper, Susitna, Stikine, Taku, and Alsek. The rivers are spread out over the land and eventually run to the sea. The rivers are either glacial or nonglacial. Most glacial rivers are in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska and are characterized by a high sediment load, giving the water a milky color of brown, gray, or blue.


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