January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p178
The article presents information on the South Fork Kuskokwim River in Alaska. Beginning as glacial meltwater on the northeast slope of Snowcap Mountain in the Alaska Range, the river flows north-northwest for 152 miles to its confluence with the North Fork, just above Medfra, to form the main Kuskokwim River. Draining an area of 3,070 miles, the South Fork begins as a raging torrent, swift and turbid. With its many oxbows and gravel bars, the South Fork drains extensive silty flats and flows through forests of spruce, birch, and willow and through wetlands. The South Fork was used by Indians and Eskimos as a travel route from hunting grounds in the Alaska Range to villages on the many tributaries of the Kuskokwim.


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