January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p85
The article presents information on the Selawik River in Northwest Alaska. From its headwaters in the Zane Hills, the river gathers water from the surrounding Kobuk lowlands and flows between the Kiliovilik Range and the Purcell Mountains and out onto the flats of Selawik National Wildlife Refuge. The upper part of the river offers views of the mountains to the north and south. On its lower part, the country flattens out and the river travels over miles and miles of rich wetlands, teeming with bird life. It meanders slowly for over 200 miles to Selawik Lake, which drains into Hotham Inlet and then into Kotzebue Sound and the Chukchi Sea. The river's current decreases drastically on the lower river where the Selawik becomes a single channel up to 125 feet wide.


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