TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: ARCTIC SLOPE: KILLIK RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the Killik River in Alaska. The river rises amidst the massive peaks of the Endicott Mountains in the central Brooks Range. It flows northward through an open, treeless, glaciated valley for 135 miles, where it joins the Colville River. Killik is a classic U-shaped river valley that has deep blue lakes, sand dunes, large lateral moraines and roiling alpine tundra. Dramatic peaks surround the river's headwaters. There is a valley about 2 miles wide in the river's upper part that is ideal for hiking. Killik becomes braided several miles above its confluence with the Okokmilaga River, coursing through willow island, then across the broad gravel flats that create aufeis in winter.
ACCESSION #
19117118

 

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