TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: ARCTIC SLOPE: IVISHAK RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the Ivishak River in Alaska. The river flows north 95 miles to its confluence with the Sagavanirktok River. It begins in a narrow glaciated valley surrounded by peaks rising to almost 7,000 feet. Small headwater streams that contribute to the Ivishak stem from relic Pleistocene glaciers are hanging high in the valley. The Porcupine Lake which is located east of the river in a glacial trough is a natural reservoir for the upper river drainage. The river begins as a single channel but braids and increases in size as it flows north, taking on the Echooka and Saviukviayak rivers as major tributaries and coursing through a broad floodplain.
ACCESSION #
19117117

 

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