TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: YUKON REGION: DELTA RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p114
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the Delta River in Alaska. It is a small river flowing north out of Lower Tangle Lake through the highly scenic Amphitheater Mountains into the foothills of the Alaska Range. It begins as a 16-mile string of clearwater lakes and flows for 22 miles before becoming cloudy with glacial silt. The river's 1.25 miles are shallow, rocky Class II water. It makes a 90-degree eastward bend, 2 miles below the Tangle Lakes and enters a half-mile canyon with unrunnable waterfalls. The next 12 miles of the river offer easy Class I water. And the next 20 miles, from Ann Creek to One Mile Creek becomes very swift and braided Class II and becomes Class IV in the upriver of Black Rapids Glacier. The last 18 miles to the town of Big Delta, at the confluence of the Delta and Tanana rivers, are Class I-II.
ACCESSION #
19117137

 

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