January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p61
The article focuses on the Colville River in Alaska. It is the largest river draining the Arctic Slope of the Brooks Range and also is one of the most remote rivers in Alaska. The river flows east out of the western end of the Brooks Range, then bends north to Harrison Bay on the Beaufort Sea 428 miles later, draining an area of 24,000 square miles. It traverses treeless arctic foothills and ridges for about 300 miles. Its lower part meanders over the arctic coastal plain, which imparts a stunning sense of wide-open space. There are high cliffs along the river which provide excellent habitat for raptors. The river is one of the most productive peregrine falcon areas in Alaska.


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