TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: YUKON REGION: NOWITNA RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p133
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the Nowitna River in Alaska. The river rises in the Kuskokwim Mountains and flows northward for nearly 300 miles and enters the Yukon River about 45 miles northeast of Ruby. It travels through rolling hills, canyons, broad valleys, and flats on its northward journey. It drops from 1,000 feet above sea level to 150 feet from headwaters to mouth and is generally wide and deep. The river follows a serpentine course, except for the section from Mastondon Creek to 10 miles below the confluence with Big Mud River in which the river straightens and picks up speed.
ACCESSION #
19117144

 

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