TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHWEST ALASKA: ANDREAFSKY RIVER AND EAST FORK ANDREAFSKY RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p154
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the Andreafsky and East Fork Andreafsky rivers in Alaska. From headwaters on the southern slopes of Iprugalet Mountain, the rivers traverse alpine tundra and rolling hills, then forests of spruce, as these clearwater streams flow to join as one river about 5 miles above the village of Saint Marys. The upper river segments are within designated wilderness in Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge and both are National Wild and Scenic rivers. The most difficult aspect of traveling these rivers is finding a place to land a plane in their upper reaches. The riverbed is small; gravel bars change yearly and may not always be large enough to land on. The lower Yukon region, including the Andreafsky River, has historically been inhabited by Yup'ik Eskimos, who lived in small self-sufficient semipermanent villages of 50 to 250 people.
ACCESSION #
19117152

 

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