TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHEAST ALASKA: CHILKAT RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p263
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the Chiklat River in Southeast Alaska. The river offers a delightful, swift float through the Chilkat Valley, with tributary rivers coming off glaciers and mountain lakes in British Columbia. The river is of glacial origin and runs silty for much of the year except January through April. It is considered the centerpiece and lifeblood of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines. Every autumn, more than 3,000 eagles gather along a 5-mile stretch of the river to feed on spawned-out salmon.
ACCESSION #
19117195

 

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