List of rivers of Alaska

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This is a List of rivers in Alaska, which are at least fifth-order according to the Strahler method of stream classification,[1] and an incomplete list of otherwise-notable rivers and streams. Alaska has more than 12,000 rivers, and thousands more streams and creeks.[2] According to United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System, Alaska has about 9,728 officially named rivers, creeks, and streams.A[›] The length of the river is given if it is available from the United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

The Kasilof River in autumn

Contents

By drainage basin

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries ordered from mouth to source, and indented under their downstream-parent's name. When a stream name is ambiguous, its downstream-parent is appended within parenthesis.

Arctic Ocean

Bering Strait

Yukon River Basin

Bering Sea

The Tangle Lakes in the Alaska Range sit on the divide between the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska watersheds, and are the source of the Delta River

Gulf of Alaska

The Denali Highway crosses the upper Susitna river

Southeast Alaska

Alphabetically

The Snow River near Seward

When a stream name is ambiguous, its downstream-parent is appended within parenthesis.

Matanuska Glacier in the Chugach Mountains is the source of the Matanuska river

Notes

^ A: Notes:

USGS GNIS named streams by Borough or Census Area:[3]

#
Streams
and
GNIS
query
Link
Borough
or
Census Area
58Aleutians East
139Aleutians West (CA)
70Anchorage
471Bethel (CA)
10Bristol Bay
280Denali
190Dillingham (CA)
368Fairbanks North Star
42Haines
103Hoonah-Angoon (CA)
115Juneau
407Kenai Peninsula
47Ketchikan Gateway
113Kodiak Island
267Lake and Peninsula
605Matanuska-Susitna
1386Nome (CA)
665North Slope
514Northwest Arctic
197P. of Wales-O. Ketchikan (CA)
45Sitka
15Skagway
599Southeast Fairbanks (CA)
688Valdez-Cordova (CA)
187Wade Hampton (CA)
113Wrangell-Petersburg (CA)
52Yakutat
1982Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)
9728TOTAL

See also

References

General references