TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: YUKON REGION: NENANA RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p130
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the Nenana River in Alaska. The river begins on Nenana Glacier at an elevation of 3,200 feet in the vicinity of Broad Pass in the Alaska Range and flows north 140 miles to empty into the Tanana River. It drains about 3, 920 square miles and braided in some sections, especially the lower 30 miles, and it cuts through incised canyons of turbulent and dangerous whitewater. The river was discovered by Alfred Brooks of the U.S. Geological Survey in 1899 where he encountered Athapaskans who were busily catching and curing salmon.
ACCESSION #
19117143

 

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