Alexander Creek (Susitna River)
Alexander Creek known as Taguntna Creek, is a stream from Alexander Lake which merges with the big Susitna River near the village of Alexander Creek, Alaska known as Alexander, Alaska, an Alaska Native and Alaska Bush community, in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska. Alexander Creek is considered a river by the National Park Service Alexander Creek is 35 miles long, heads in Alexander Lake, flows South-East to its confluence with Susitna River at Alexander Creek, Alaska 27 miles North-West of Anchorage, Alaska Cook Inlet Low. Alexander Creek reported in 1898 by United States Geological Survey. Alexander Creek was known as Taguntna Creek, Tuqentnu Popular river for anglers for king salmon and coho salmon; the upper reaches are scenic, with views of the Alaska Range. Class I water encourages high use by beginning floaters; the lower reaches contain native archaeological sites, historic roadhouses, the Iditarod Trail. From mouth going upstream to the source: Lower Sucker Creek 61°36′18″N 150°39′35″W, elevation: 112 feet Sucker Lake 61°39′20″N 150°54′14″W, elevation: 203 feet Upper Sucker Creek 61°39′15″N 150°54′26″W, elevation: 203 feet Lake 61°34′44″N 151°1′22″W Alexander Lake From mouth going upstream to the source: Alexander Creek, Alaska known as Alexander, Alaska Dinglishna Hills, Alaska List of rivers of Alaska "Alexander Creek area management plan".
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American Fork River
The American Fork is a river in Utah County, United States. The river flows out of American Fork Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains about 35 miles southeast of Salt Lake City; the headwaters are located on Mount Timpanogos and the river continues down through American Fork Canyon. On the way it passes through Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Exiting the canyon, the river runs through northern Utah County and empties into Utah Lake on the north shore; the city of American Fork is named after this river. The description "American" in the river's name is to distinguish it from the Spanish Fork River that originates in the Wasatch Range. A combination of the river and uplift of the Wasatch Mountains has carved the scenery of American Fork Canyon. Fly fishermen target smaller rainbow trout – and to a lesser extent brown trout – in the river during summer and fall, when strong runoff and snowfall does not limit access. List of rivers of Utah Media related to American Fork at Wikimedia Commons
Agua Fria River
The Agua Fria River is a 120-mile long intermittent stream which flows south from 20 miles east-northeast of Prescott in the U. S. state of Arizona. Prescott draws much of its municipal water supply from the upper Agua Fria drainage; the Agua Fria runs through the Agua Fria National Monument. The river flows through a small canyon called "Black Canyon" into Lake Pleasant, a popular recreation area near Peoria, Arizona. During rainy weather and at times when water is flowing in the intermittent Agua Fria River, it discharges into the Gila River, a river that flows only during wet periods of the year; the Central Arizona Water Conservation District of the Central Arizona Project operates the Agua Fria Recharge Project, about 4 miles south of the New Waddell Dam. It serves to recharge underground aquifers in this area, ends at Lake Pleasant, Phoenix. List of rivers of Arizona Indian Mesa Maricopa Audubon Society Page on the Agua Fria Wildlife Preserve Agua Fria River Master Plan, by Maricopa County Agua Fria - New River Natural Resource Conservation District Photos taken along the Agua Fria River Bureau of Land Management Page on the Agua Fria National Monument
The Anclote River, running for 29 miles near Tarpon Springs, Florida flows westward towards the Gulf of Mexico from its source of creeks and springs inland. The river is home to a variety of wildlife. Anclote River is home to the sponging and fishing industries of Tarpon Springs, it is a major site for tourists of the area. An extension of the Pinellas Trail which crosses the Anclote River was dedicated on June 15, 2004; the new extension is built along abandoned Atlantic Coast Line railroad grade, which once serviced industry on the north side of the river. General references FDOT Florida Bridge Data 01-05-2010
The Alsea River flows 48.5 miles from Alsea, an unincorporated community in the coastal mountains of the U. S. state to the Pacific Ocean near the city of Waldport. It begins at the confluence of the North Fork Alsea River and the South Fork Alsea River and ends in Alsea Bay, a wide estuary at Waldport; the river flows west-northwest in a winding course through the mountains of southern Benton and Lincoln counties, passing near the unincorporated community of Tidewater and through the Siuslaw National Forest. Its drainage basin extends along the headwaters of the South Fork Alsea River; the Alsea River supports runs of chinook and coho salmon, as well as steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout. The Alsea River Fish Hatchery is along one of the North Fork Alsea River; the Alsea River begins in the Central Oregon Coast Range near the unincorporated community of Alsea, flows west about 48.5 miles to the Pacific Ocean at Waldport, on the west coast of the United States. Formed by the confluence of the South Fork Alsea River and the North Fork Alsea River, the stream meanders through the Siuslaw National Forest for all but the last 6 miles of its course.
Oregon Route 34 follows the river crossing it once about 8 miles from the mouth. During its first 1 mile or so, the river receives Cathcart Creek, Roberts Creek, Mill Creek, all from the right, passes Mill Creek Boat Landing on the right. Oregon Route 34 parallels the river on the north. Here the river begins a long U-shaped loop around the south end of Digger Mountain, which rises to 1,220 feet above sea level at coordinates 44.3573430°N 123.7048297°W / 44.3573430. Along this stretch, about 9 miles long, the river passes under Hayden Covered Bridge. West of the mountain, about 33.5 miles from the mouth, the river leaves Benton County, enters Lincoln County. Passing Little Digger Mountain on the right, the river receives Fall Creek from the right, Cow Creek and Minotti Creek from the left, Wolf Creek, Phillips Creek, Cedar Creek, Butter Creek from the right as it passes Trenholm Saddle, a mountain gap at coordinates 44.3876206°N 123.7523311°W / 44.3876206. About 2 miles the river begins another U-shaped loop of about 9 miles around the south end of Stoney Mountain, which rises to 1,020 feet above sea level.
Flowing around Stoney Mountain, the Alsea River receives Five Rivers and Lake Creek from the left, passes Blackberry Campground on the left, receives Grass Creek and Brush Creek from the left and Schoolhouse Creek from the right, passes Mike Bauer Picnic Grounds on the right and, shortly thereafter, a USGS gauging station on the right 21 miles from the mouth. About 1 mile further downstream, the river passes Slide Campground on the right before entering Hellion Rapids at coordinates 44.3923427°N 123.8334448°W / 44.3923427. Downstream of the rapids, the river receives Scott Creek, Slide Creek, Hatchery Creek, all from the right, Line Creek from the left before reaching the unincorporated community of Tidewater, about 12 miles from the mouth. Between Tidewater and Alsea Bay, the river receives Mill Creek and Squaw Creek from the right, Canal Creek from the left, Risley Creek from the right, passes under Oregon Route 34, which parallels the river on the south or left, receives Arnold Creek from the left at about 8 miles from the mouth.
About 2 miles it leaves the Siuslaw National Forest. Shortly thereafter, it receives Southworth Creek and Constantine Creek from the left and Drift Creek from the right, it receives Eckman Creek from the left, passes W. B. Nelson State Recreation Site on the left about 3 miles from the mouth and enters Alsea Bay; as part of the bay, it receives Lint Creek from the left, passes Waldport on the left, flows under U. S. Route 101, enters the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the bay. List of rivers of Oregon Cascade Falls Media related to Alsea River at Wikimedia Commons
The Allagash River is a tributary of the Saint John River 65 miles long, in northern Maine in the United States. It drains in a remote and scenic area of wilderness in the Maine North Woods north of Mount Katahdin; the name "Allagash" comes from the Abenaki language, a dialect of the Algonquin languages, spoken by the Penobscot Tribe The word, /walakéskʸihtəkʸ/, means "bark stream". The Allagash issues from Churchill Lake at Churchill Depot in northern Piscataquis County. In its natural state, it drained Allagash and Telos lakes, but in the 1840s dams were built which diverted their drainage into the East Branch of the Penobscot River, to facilitate the shipping of logs south to coastal Maine. Lock Dam drains some water from Chamberlain Lake into the south end of Eagle Lake, which flows out through the Allagash as it would. Extending the flowline of the Allagash River to Lock Dam on Chamberlain Lake gives a total length to the mouth of the Allagash at the Saint John River of 86 miles; the Allagash flows northeast, passing through a chain of natural mountain lakes.
It joins the Saint John from the south at Allagash, near the international border with New Brunswick. The unspoiled nature of the river has long made it a popular destination for canoe trips. In 1857 Henry David Thoreau, along with his Concord friend Edward S. Hoar and Penobscot guide Joseph Polis, made a canoe journey which led him to the source of the river, i.e. Heron Lake, his account of the excursion called "The Allegash and East Branch" was published posthumously as the third chapter of The Maine Woods. In 1966, the citizens of Maine voted to protect the river by authorizing a $1.5 million bond that would "develop the maximum wilderness character" of the river. Much of the river was subsequently designated as the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. In 1970 the waterway became part of the National Wild and Scenic River program of the U. S. federal government. Although the wild designation of the river is applied to free-flowing streams, the designation left in place the wooden Churchill Dam for historic reasons.
In the 1990s, with the dam failing, the citizens of Maine authorized a concrete replacement for the dam to preserve the nearby recreational facilities on the river. The rebuilding of the dam was criticized by environmentalists; the expansion of recreational access to the river through new roads and docks has remained a controversial topic in recent years. Development in much of the area surrounding the Allagash Wilderness Waterway is restricted by the Seven Islands Land Company, a private land management company that owns 1 million acres of forest in northern Maine; the United States government maintains one stream gauge on the Allagash, located 3 miles above the river's mouth near Allagash, Maine, at which point the watershed is 1,479 square miles. The river's discharge at this gauge averages 1,967 cubic feet per second, with a recorded maximum of 40,900 cubic feet per second and minimum of 87 cubic feet per second. Annual maximum flows occur during minimums in the fall. National Park Service.
Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-13
The Alsek River is a wilderness river flowing from Yukon into Northern British Columbia and into Alaska. It enters the Gulf of Alaska at Dry Bay. Most of the Alsek River's basin is within National Parks; the Alsek and its main tributary, the Tatshenshini River, are part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the year 2016, the Alsek River captured the flow of the Slims River due to the retreat of Kaskawulsh Glacier. Researchers attributed the change in flow to human-caused climate change; the Alsek starts at the confluence of the Dezadeash River and Kaskawulsh River in Kluane National Park and Reserve. After flowing south into the northwestern tip of British Columbia, it is joined by the Tatshenshini River in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, it reaches the Pacific Ocean at Dry Bay, in the Gulf of Alaska, south of Yakutat, close to the northern end of the Alaska Panhandle. Although the river is navigable by kayak or rubber raft in its northern reaches, it becomes unnavigable—for any but the most experienced and skilled kayakers—at Turnback Canyon.
On older maps, the Alsek river is labeled as the The Tatshenshini as the Alsek. Some Yukon First Nation elders refer to the river as the Kaskawulsh; the river flows next to the Lowell glacier which has sometimes blocked off the river and created a large lake behind it, "Neoglacial Lake Alsek." The last such blockage took place in 1850. The river carries a lot of silt from the Alsek lake/glacier, which contributes to the river's low temperature; the Alsek and nearby East Alsek rivers were at one time connected, the old river bed can still be made out on some maps. The Alsek Glacier contacts the Grand Plateau Glacier. In the same general area are the Doame foothills and Doame River; the first known kayak descent of Turnback Canyon was by Walt Blackadar, who ran the canyon solo on August 25, 1971. He wrote about his trip for Sports Illustrated. "This has been a day!," he wrote in his journal. "I want would-be expert to read my words well. The Alsek Gorge is unpaddleable!" Despite this sincere warning from a man who felt lucky to be alive, groups of expert kayakers have run Turnback Canyon since then.
A prominent mountain which overlooks the Alsek was named Mount Blackadar in his honor. The portion of the river inside Kluane National Park has been designated a Canadian Heritage River. In 1958, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake centered near Lituya bay changed the lay of the land. The earthquake caused the Doame East Alsek River to join together. In the year 2016, after capturing the flow of the Slims River, the Alsek River's flow increased dramatically; the Alsek and East Alsek rivers are a part of the Yakutat area limited entry set gillnet fishery. Both rivers produce king and sockeye commercially. Chum and pink salmon can be caught, but are not sought after due to their relative lack of worth/quality; these two rivers can be characterized as low volume fisheries, while the Alsek river in particular produces high quality salmon due to its low temperature. The Alsek's silt content prevents the sun from damaging the fish; the area supports subsistence and sport fishing. There are multiple local sport fishing, sight-seeing and animal watching lodges List of rivers of Alaska List of Yukon rivers List of British Columbia rivers 2010 Alsek Trip Canadian Heritage Rivers System: Alsek National Whitewater River Inventory: Alsek National Whitewater River Inventory: Tatshenshini First-person account of running the Alsek River Alsek River Rafting Information