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Iliamna

(ĭlēăm`nə), lake, c.1,000 sq mi (2,590 sq km), 75 mi (121 km) long and up to 22 mi (35 km) wide, SW Alaska, at the base of the Alaska Peninsula; largest lake in Alaska and the second largest freshwater lake wholly within the United States. It is fed by many lakes and streams; the Kvichak River drains it SW into Bristol Bay. The lake is noted for sport fishing. Iliamna, Newhalen, and Kakhonak are the chief lakeside villages.

Iliamna

 

the largest lake in Alaska. Area, about 2,100 sq km. It is of glacial-tectonic origin. The lake is located at the base of the Alaska Peninsula, in the northern spurs of the Aleutian Range. The northern and western shores are low; the southern and eastern shores are high. Iliamna Lake is fed primarily by snow. It discharges through the Kvichak River into Bristol Bay in the Bering Sea. The lake is abundant in fish, particularly salmon.


Iliamna

 

an active volcano in southern Alaska, in the Chigmit Mountains in the northern part of the Aleutian Range. Altitude, 3,075 m. The slopes of Iliamna fall off sharply into the western side of Cook Bay. The area is characterized by alpine meadows and tundra. The summit is covered by snow and glaciers.

Iliamna

1. a lake in SW Alaska: the largest lake in Alaska. Length: about 130 km (80 miles). Width: 40 km (25 miles)
2. a volcano in SW Alaska, northwest of Iliamna Lake. Height: 3076 m (10 092 ft.)
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The Pebble Project is a copper-gold-molybdenum deposit located on state land in the Bristol Bay Region of Southwest Alaska, about seventeen miles northwest of the community of Iliamna. The deposit is estimated to be about 90 million years old and may contain 57 billion pounds of copper, 3.4 billion pounds of molybdenum, and 70 million ounces of gold--an estimated value of $500 billion, according to Northern Dynasty.
Iliamna Elementary School, 4140 Eaker Avenue JBER, Alaska 99506.
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