TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHWEST ALASKA: HOLITNA RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p165
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the Holitna River in Alaska. The Holitna, a meandering Interior river flowing through an isolated region, is recommended for paddlers with good wilderness skills. With a watershed of 4,180 square miles, the Holitna is the largest in the lower Kuskokwim basin. The river meanders across a broad, low valley, with gentle slopes rising to thousand-foot hills. Its gentle current makes it an easy float, except for sweepers and occasional logjams created when riverbanks erode into the boreal forest, knocking whole trees into the river. The river, long used by Natives as part of a travel and trade route between Bristol Bay and the Interior, was the Russians' first route to the Interior.
ACCESSION #
19117157

 

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