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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 is a U.S. state which 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

  • Firth River — 125 miles (201 km)
  • Kongakut River — 110 miles (180 km)
  • Aichilik River — 75 miles (121 km)
  • Jago River — 90 miles (140 km)
  • Okpilak River — 70 miles (110 km)
  • Hulahula River — 90 miles (140 km)
  • Sadlerochit River — 70 miles (110 km)
  • Canning River — 125 miles (201 km)
    • Marsh Fork Canning River — 50 miles (80 km)
  • Shaviovik River — 75 miles (121 km)
    • Kavik River — 75 miles (121 km)
  • Kadleroshilik River — 90 miles (140 km)
  • Sagavanirktok River — 185 miles (298 km)
    • Ivishak River — 90 miles (140 km)
      • Echooka River — 74 miles (119 km)
    • Ribdon River — 50 miles (80 km)
    • Atigun River — 45 miles (72 km)
  • Kuparuk River — 150 miles (240 km)
    • Toolik River — 120 miles (190 km)
  • Colville River — 350 miles (560 km)
    • Itkillik River — 220 miles (350 km)
    • Anaktuvuk River — 135 miles (217 km)
      • Nanushuk River — 100 miles (160 km)
    • Chandler River — 100 miles (160 km)
      • Siksikpuk River — 49 miles (79 km)
      • Ayiyak River — 58 miles (93 km)
    • Killik River — 105 miles (169 km)
      • Okokmilaga River — 50 miles (80 km)
    • Oolamnagavik River — 38 miles (61 km)
    • Kurupa River — 80 miles (130 km)
    • Awuna River — 200 miles (320 km)
    • Etivluk River — 56 miles (90 km)
    • Ipnavik River — 68 miles (109 km)
    • Kuna River — 50 miles (80 km)
    • Kiligwa River
    • Nuka River — 50 miles (80 km)
  • Fish Creek — 110 miles (180 km)
  • Ikpikpuk River — 195 miles (314 km)
    • Titaluk River — 180 miles (290 km)
    • Price River — 45 miles (72 km)
  • Topagoruk River — 160 miles (260 km)
  • Meade River — 150 miles (240 km)
    • Usuktuk River — 135 miles (217 km)
  • Kuk River — 36 miles (58 km)
    • Kungok River — 26 miles (42 km)
    • Ivisaruk River — 78 miles (126 km)
    • Avalik River — 85 miles (137 km)
      • Ketik River — 85 miles (137 km)
    • Kaolak River — 60 miles (97 km)
  • Utukok River — 180 miles (290 km)
  • Kokolik River — 200 miles (320 km)
  • Kukpowruk River — 160 miles (260 km)
  • Pitmegea River — 42 miles (68 km)
  • Kukpuk River
    • Ipewik River — 85 miles (137 km)

Bering Strait

  • Kivalina River — 60 miles (97 km)
  • Wulik River — 80 miles (130 km)
  • Noatak River — 425 miles (684 km)
    • Agashashok River — 42 miles (68 km)
    • Eli River — 90 miles (140 km)
    • Kelly River — 45 miles (72 km)
    • Kugururok River — 60 miles (97 km)
    • Nimiuktuk River
    • Anisak River — 65 miles (105 km)
    • Cutler River — 45 miles (72 km)
      • Imelyak River — 55 miles (89 km)
    • Aniuk River — 45 miles (72 km)
  • Kobuk River — 280 miles (450 km)
    • Squirrel River — 72 miles (116 km)
    • Salmon River — 60 miles (97 km)
    • Ambler River — 75 miles (121 km)
    • Kogoluktuk River — 45 miles (72 km)
    • Mauneluk River — 50 miles (80 km)
    • Pah River — 55 miles (89 km)
    • Reed River — 52 miles (84 km)
  • Selawik River — 140 miles (230 km)
    • Kugarak River — 58 miles (93 km)
    • Tagagawik River — 85 miles (137 km)
  • Buckland River — 67 miles (108 km)
  • Kiwalik River — 58 miles (93 km)
  • Kugruk River — 60 miles (97 km)
  • Goodhope River — 48 miles (77 km)
  • Nugnugaluktuk River — 26 miles (42 km)
  • Kuzitrin River — 95 miles (153 km)
    • Agiapuk River — 60 miles (97 km)
      • American River — 35 miles (56 km)
    • Kougarok River — 45 miles (72 km)
    • Noxapaga River — 56 miles (90 km)
  • Fish River — 47 miles (76 km)
    • Niukluk River — 52 miles (84 km)
  • Tubutulik River — 25 miles (40 km)
  • Koyuk River — 115 miles (185 km)
  • Inglutalik River — 80 miles (130 km)
  • Ungalik River — 90 miles (140 km)
  • Shaktoolik River — 90 miles (140 km)
  • Unalakleet River — 90 miles (140 km)
    • North River — 60 miles (97 km)
  • Pastolik River — 65 miles (105 km)

Yukon River Basin

  • Yukon River — 1,980 miles (3,190 km)
    • Andreafsky River — 120 miles (190 km)
      • East Fork Andreafsky River — 125 miles (201 km)
    • Atchuelinguk River — 165 miles (266 km)
    • Reindeer River — 60 miles (97 km)
    • Innoko River — 500 miles (800 km)
      • Paimiut Slough — 70 miles (110 km)
        • Reindeer River — 65 miles (105 km)
      • Iditarod River — 325 miles (523 km)
        • Yetna River — 60 miles (97 km)
      • Mud River — 57 miles (92 km)
      • Dishna River — 60 miles (97 km)
    • Bonasila River — 125 miles (201 km)
      • Stuyahok River — 75 miles (121 km)
    • Anvik River — 140 miles (230 km)
    • Khotol River — 85 miles (137 km)
    • Nulato River — 71 miles (114 km)
    • Koyukuk River — 425 miles (684 km)
      • Gisasa River — 70 miles (110 km)
      • Kateel River — 115 miles (185 km)
      • Dulbi River — 85 miles (137 km)
      • Huslia River — 100 miles (160 km)
      • Hogatza River — 120 miles (190 km)
      • Indian River — 53 miles (85 km)
      • Kanuti River — 175 miles (282 km)
        • Kanuti Kilolitna River — 60 miles (97 km)
      • Alatna River — 145 miles (233 km)
      • South Fork Koyukuk River — 140 miles (230 km)
        • Fish Creek — 60 miles (97 km)
        • Jim River — 60 miles (97 km)
      • John River — 125 miles (201 km)
      • Wild River — 60 miles (97 km)
      • North Fork Koyukuk River — 100 miles (160 km)
      • Middle Fork Koyukuk River — 62 miles (100 km)
    • Yuki River — 85 miles (137 km)
    • Melozitna River — 135 miles (217 km)
      • Little Melozitna River — 38 miles (61 km)
    • Nowitna River — 250 miles (400 km)
      • Sulatna River — 100 miles (160 km)
      • Titna River — 80 miles (130 km)
        • Sethkokna River — 52 miles (84 km)
      • Susulatna River — 41 miles (66 km)
    • Tozitna River — 83 miles (134 km)
    • Tanana River — 659 miles (1,061 km)
      • Chitanana River — 65 miles (105 km)
      • Cosna River — 44 miles (71 km)
      • Zitiana River — 63 miles (101 km)
      • Kantishna River — 108 miles (174 km)
        • Toklat River — 85 miles (137 km)
        • McKinley River — 58 miles (93 km)
        • Birch Creek — 65 miles (105 km)
          • Muddy River — 25 miles (40 km)
            • Foraker River — 60 miles (97 km)
      • Tolovana River — 117 miles (188 km)
      • Nenana River — 140 miles (230 km)
      • Wood River — 115 miles (185 km)
      • Chena River — 100 miles (160 km)
      • Salcha River — 125 miles (201 km)
      • Little Delta River — 24 miles (39 km)
      • Delta Creek — 40 miles (64 km)
      • Delta River — 80 miles (130 km)
      • Goodpaster River — 91 miles (146 km)
      • Tok River — 60 miles (97 km)
      • Tetlin River — 75 miles (121 km)
      • Chisana River — 105 miles (169 km)
      • Nabesna River — 75 miles (121 km)
    • Hess Creek — 50 miles (80 km)
    • Ray River — 43 miles (69 km)
    • Dall River — 80 miles (130 km)
    • Hodzana River — 125 miles (201 km)
    • Beaver Creek — 180 miles (290 km)
    • Hadweenzic River — 93 miles (150 km)
    • Birch Creek — 150 miles (240 km)
      • Preacher Creek — 68 miles (109 km)
    • Chandalar River — 100 miles (160 km)
      • East Fork Chandalar River — 175 miles (282 km)
        • North Fork East Fork Chandalar River — 54 miles (87 km)
        • Wind River — 80 miles (130 km)
        • Junjik River — 65 miles (105 km)
      • Middle Fork Chandalar River — 102 miles (164 km)
      • North Fork Chandalar River — 104 miles (167 km)
    • Christian River — 140 miles (230 km)
    • Porcupine River — 569 miles (916 km)
      • Grass River — 39 miles (63 km)
        • Little Black River — 82 miles (132 km)
      • Black River — 160 miles (260 km)
        • Salmon Fork Black River — 90 miles (140 km)
        • Grayling Fork Black River — 80 miles (130 km)
      • Sheenjek River — 200 miles (320 km)
        • Koness River — 72 miles (116 km)
      • Coleen River
      • Old Crow River — 175 miles (282 km)
    • Charley River — 88 miles (142 km)
    • Kandik River — 82 miles (132 km)
    • Nation River — 70 miles (110 km)
    • Seventymile River — 58 miles (93 km)
    • Tatonduk River — 70 miles (110 km)
    • Fortymile River — 60 miles (97 km)
      • North Fork Fortymile River — 44 miles (71 km)
        • Middle Fork Fortymile River — 60 miles (97 km)
      • South Fork Fortymile River — 33 miles (53 km)
        • Mosquito Fork — 86 miles (138 km)
        • Dennison Fork — 60 miles (97 km)
    • Sixtymile River — 85 miles (137 km)
    • White River — 200 miles (320 km)
      • Ladue River — 100 miles (160 km)
      • Beaver Creek — 85 miles (137 km)

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
  • Black River — 90 miles (140 km)
  • Kun River — 65 miles (105 km)
  • Kokechik River — 60 miles (Kashunuk distributary)
  • Kashunuk River — 225 miles (Yukon distributary)
  • Manokinak River — 75 miles (121 km)
  • Azun River — 50 miles (80 km)
  • Ninglick River — 35 miles (56 km)
    • Izaviknek River — 80 miles (130 km)
  • Kolavinarak River — 40 miles (64 km)
  • Kuskokwim River — 724 miles (1,165 km)
    • Eek River — 108 miles (174 km)
    • Johnson River — 215 miles (346 km)
    • Gweek River — 70 miles (110 km)
    • Kwethluk River — 85 miles (137 km)
    • Kisaralik River — 90 miles (140 km)
    • Tuluksak River — 90 miles (140 km)
    • Aniak River — 140 miles (230 km)
    • George River — 80 miles (130 km)
    • Holitna River — 110 miles (180 km)
      • Hoholitna River — 165 miles (266 km)
    • Stony River — 190 miles (310 km)
    • Swift River — 100 miles (160 km)
    • Takotna River — 120 miles (190 km)
      • Nixon Fork — 88 miles (142 km)
    • Middle Fork Kuskokwim River — 130 miles (210 km)
      • Big River — 130 miles (210 km)
    • South Fork Kuskokwim River — 130 miles (210 km)
    • East Fork Kuskokwim River — 40 miles (64 km)
      • Slow Fork — 60 miles (97 km)
      • Tonzona River — 75 miles (121 km)
    • North Fork Kuskokwim River — 150 miles (240 km)
      • Swift Fork — 75 miles (121 km)
  • Kanektok River — 75 miles (121 km)
  • Arolik River — 38 miles (61 km)
  • Goodnews River — 60 miles (97 km)
  • Togiak River — 48 miles (77 km)
  • Igushik River — 50 miles (80 km)
  • Snake River — 45 miles (72 km)
  • Nushagak River — 242 miles (389 km)
  • Kvichak River — 50 miles (80 km)
  • Naknek River — 35 miles (56 km)
    • Savonoski River — 35 miles (56 km)
      • American Creek — 50 miles (80 km)
  • Egegik River — 28 miles (45 km)
  • Dago Creek — 50 miles (80 km)
  • Ugashik River — 43 miles (69 km)
  • Cinder River — 44 miles (71 km)
  • Meshik River — 31 miles (50 km)
  • Caribou River — 50 miles (80 km)

Gulf of Alaska

  • Chignik River — 20 miles (32 km)
  • Aniakchak River — 27 miles (43 km)
  • Ayakulik River — 28 miles (45 km)
  • Karluk River — 24 miles (39 km)
  • Kamishak River — 38 miles (61 km)
  • McNeil River — 22 miles (35 km)
  • Beluga River — 35 miles (56 km)
The Denali Highway crosses the upper Susitna river
  • Susitna River — 313 miles (504 km)
    • Yentna River — 75 miles (121 km)
    • Deshka River — 44 miles (71 km)
      • Kroto Creek
      • Moose Creek
    • Talkeetna River — 85 miles (137 km)
    • Chulitna River — 70 miles (110 km)
      • Tokositna River — 34 miles (55 km)
    • Oshetna River — 55 miles (89 km)
    • Tyone River — 30 miles (48 km)
    • Maclaren River — 55 miles (89 km)
  • Matanuska River — 75 miles (121 km)
    • Chickaloon River — 34 miles (55 km)

Alaska Panhandle

Alphabetically

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

See also

References

General references


Simple English


The following is a list of rivers in Alaska that are notable, by letter:

  • Agashashok River
  • Agiapuk River
  • Aichilik River
  • Alagnak River
  • Alatna River
  • Alsek River
  • Ambler River
  • American Creek
  • American River
  • Anaktuvuk River
  • Anchor River
  • Andreafsky River
  • Aniak River
  • Aniakchak River
  • Anisak River
  • Aniuk River
  • Anvik River
  • Arolik River
  • Atchuelinguk River
  • Atigun River
  • Avalik River
  • Awuna River
  • Ayakulik River
  • Ayiyak River
  • Azun River
  • Beaver Creek
  • Beaver Creek
  • Beluga River
  • Bering River
  • Big River
  • Birch Creek
  • Birch Creek
  • Black River
  • Black River
  • Bonasila River
  • Bremner River
  • Buckland River
  • Canning River
  • Caribou River
  • Chakachatna River
  • Chandalar River
  • Chandler River
  • Charley River
  • Chatanika River
  • Chena River
  • Chickaloon River
  • Chickaloon River
  • Chickamin River
  • Chignik River
  • Chilikadrotna River
  • Chilkat River
  • Chilkoot River
  • Chisana River
  • Chistochina River
  • Chitanana River
  • Chitina River
  • Christian River
  • Chulitna River
  • Chulitna River
  • Cinder River
  • Coleen River
  • Colville River
  • Copper River
  • Cosna River
  • Cutler River
  • Dago Creek
  • Dall River
  • Delta Creek
  • Delta River
  • Deshka River
  • Dishna River
  • Dog Salmon River
  • Duktoth River
  • Dulbi River
  • Eagle River
  • Echooka River
  • Eek River
  • Egegik River
  • Eklutna River
  • Eli River
  • Endicott River
  • Etivluk River
  • Firth River
  • Fish Creek
  • Fish Creek
  • Fish River
  • Foraker River
  • Fortymile River
  • Fox River
  • Gakona River
  • George River
  • Gisasa River
  • Goodhope River
  • Goodnews River
  • Goodpaster River
  • Grass River
  • Gulkana River
  • Gweek River
  • Hadweenzic River
  • Hess Creek
  • Hodzana River
  • Hogatza River
  • Hoholitna River
  • Holitna River
  • Hulahula River
  • Huslia River
  • Iditarod River
  • Igushik River
  • Ikpikpuk River
  • Imelyak River
  • Indian River
  • Inglutalik River
  • Innoko River
  • Ipewik River
  • Ipnavik River
  • Itkillik River
  • Ivisaruk River
  • Ivishak River
  • Izaviknek River
  • Jago River
  • Jim River
  • John River
  • Johnson River
  • Junjik River
  • Kadleroshilik River
  • Kahiltna River
  • Kamishak River
  • Kandik River
  • Kanektok River
  • Kantishna River
  • Kanuti Kilolitna River
  • Kanuti River
  • Kaolak River
  • Karluk River
  • Kashunuk River
  • Kasilof River
  • Kateel River
  • Kavik River
  • Kelly River
  • Kenai River
  • Ketik River
  • Khotol River
  • Kiligwa River
  • Killik River
  • King Salmon River
  • King Salmon River
  • King Salmon River
  • Kisaralik River
  • Kivalina River
  • Kiwalik River
  • Klehini River
  • Klutina River
  • Knik River
  • Kobuk River
  • Kogoluktuk River
  • Kokechik River
  • Kokolik River
  • Koktuli River
  • Kokwok River
  • Kolavinarak River
  • Koness River
  • Kongakut River
  • Kougarok River
  • Koyuk River
  • Koyukuk River
  • Kugarak River
  • Kugruk River
  • Kugururok River
  • Kuk River
  • Kukpowruk River
  • Kukpuk River
  • Kun River
  • Kuna River
  • Kungok River
  • Kuparuk River
  • Kurupa River
  • Kuskokwim River
  • Kuzitrin River
  • Kvichak River
  • Kwethluk River
  • Ladue River
  • Little Black River
  • Little Delta River
  • Little Melozitna River
  • Little Susitna River
  • Lowe River
  • Maclaren River
  • Manokinak River
  • Martin River
  • Matanuska River
  • Mauneluk River
  • McArthur River
  • McKinley River
  • McNeil River
  • Meade River
  • Melozitna River
  • Meshik River
  • Mud River
  • Muddy River
  • Mulchatna River
  • Nabesna River
  • Naknek River
  • Nanushuk River
  • Nation River
  • Nenana River
  • Newhalen River
  • Nigu River
  • Nimiuktuk River
  • Ninglick River
  • Ninilchik River
  • Niukluk River
  • Nizina River
  • Noatak River
  • North River
  • Nowitna River
  • Noxapaga River
  • Nugnugaluktuk River
  • Nuka River
  • Nulato River
  • Nushagak River
  • Nuyakuk River
  • Okokmilaga River
  • Okpilak River
  • Old Crow River
  • Oolamnagavik River
  • Oshetna River
  • Pah River
  • Paimiut Slough
  • Pastolik River
  • Pitmegea River
  • Porcupine River
  • Preacher Creek
  • Price River
  • Ray River
  • Reed River
  • Reindeer River
  • Reindeer River
  • Ribdon River
  • Sadlerochit River
  • Sagavanirktok River
  • Salcha River
  • Salmon River
  • Savonoski River
  • Selawik River
  • Sethkokna River
  • Seventymile River
  • Shaktoolik River
  • Shaviovik River
  • Sheenjek River
  • Ship Creek
  • Siksikpuk River
  • Sixtymile River
  • Skwentna River
  • Snake River
  • Squirrel River
  • Stikine River
  • Stony River
  • Stuyahok River
  • Stuyahok River
  • Sulatna River
  • Susitna River
  • Susulatna River
  • Swanson River
  • Swift River
  • Tagagawik River
  • Taiya River
  • Takotna River
  • Taku River
  • Talachulitna River
  • Talkeetna River
  • Tana River
  • Tanana River
  • Tasnuna River
  • Tatonduk River
  • Tazlina River
  • Teklanika River
  • Tetlin River
  • Tiekel River
  • Tikchik River
  • Tinayguk River
  • Titaluk River
  • Titna River
  • Tlikakila River
  • Togiak River
  • Tok River
  • Toklat River
  • Tokositna River
  • Tolovana River
  • Tonsina River
  • Tonzona River
  • Toolik River
  • Topagoruk River
  • Tozitna River
  • Tsirku River
  • Tubutulik River
  • Tuluksak River
  • Tyone River
  • Ugashik River
  • Unalakleet River
  • Ungalik River
  • Unuk River
  • Usuktuk River
  • Utukok River
  • White River
  • Whiting River
  • Wild River
  • Wind River
  • Wood River
  • Wood River
  • Wulik River
  • Yentna River
  • Yetna River
  • Yuki River
  • Yukon River
  • Zitiana River


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