TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHWEST ALASKA: STONY RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p194
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the Stony River in Alaska. Beginning as glaciers melt at Stony Glacier near the foot of Sled Pass, the river flows south for 50 miles to a wide valley at the southern end of the Revelation Mountains, then swings to the northwest for another 140 miles. The current speeds up to 5 to 7 miles per hour as the river drops over a couple miles of short Class II rapids. At high water, there may be up to 8-foot standing waves. The canyons end about 22 miles above Lime Village as the river braids through islands and gravel bars of the Kuskokwim lowlands at a moderate speed (about 5 miles per hour) for another 90 miles.
ACCESSION #
19117168

 

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