TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHEAST ALASKA

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p261
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This artilc describes the southeast region of Alaska. The region is dominated by three major river systems originating in Canada: the Taku, the Alsek, and the Stikine. Only in the last thousand years or so have many of the rivers in this region emerged from beneath great sheets of ice from the Wisconsin Ice Age. The coast typically is rugged, with little flat land except where broad glaciers spreading out from the base of the mountains have receded, leaving huge outwash moraines that have since produced forests, such as on the Yakutat Forelands or at Gustavus at the mouth of Glacier Bay. This region has a maritime climate, with many storms. The weather is typically cloudy, with moderate temperatures and rain.
ACCESSION #
19117194

 

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