TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA: COPPER RIVER (WRANGELL MOUNTAINS)

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p216
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the Copper River in Southcentral Alaska. The river originates on the north side of the Wrangell Mountains and flows south 287 miles to the Gulf of Alaska. It drains an area of more than 24,000 square miles. The snowclad peaks of the Wrangell Mountains dominate the upper river, while Wood and Baird canyons offer geological diversity and a bit of hydrological challenge in the lower river. The lower Copper River was historically inhabited by Eyaks, a Native group distantly related to Athapaskan groups of the Interior, and the middle and upper Copper River was, and continues to be, inhabited by the Ahtna Athapaskans.
ACCESSION #
19117177

 

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