January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p146
The article features the rivers in Southwest Alaska. The region centers on the Kuskokwim River. Draining 43,600 miles, it flows through a wide, flat valley forested in spruce and hardwoods, with low, rolling hills rising abruptly throughout its course. Its many tributaries--Stony, Holitna, South Fork, and Swift Fork, to name a few--flow northward from headwaters in the Aleutian and Alaska ranges to the foothills of the Kuskokwim Mountains and to a confluence with the main stem of the Kuskokwim. The other major river systems in this region are the Kvichak and Nushagak. Together they drain 21,800 square miles. These rivers and their tributaries originate in two great mountain systems north and west of Bristol Bay.


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