January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p203
The article features the rivers in Southcentral Alaska. The Copper and Susitna rivers form the heart of the region, while subregions of Kodiak Island and the Gulf of Alaska form the limbs. The Copper drains 24,400 square miles in Alaska and Canada, and the Susitna drains 20,000 square miles. Rugged mountainous terrain characterizes much of the region, and most of the rivers originate in glaciers. Most of the rivers coursing to Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska are swift, silty, braided glacial streams flowing from the mountains. In the Kodiak-Shelikot coast subregion, rivers and streams are short and steep, with fairly small drainage.


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