Cook Inlet

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Cook Inlet

 

(Kenai Inlet) a gulf of the Pacific Ocean, located on the southern shores of Alaska. Length 370 km; width, 18–111 km; depth, 22–78 m. The shores in the south are high, rocky, and heavily indented, while those in the north are low-lying. Tides are semidiurnal and as great as 12 m. The strong tidal bore reaches 15.5 km per hr. The port of Anchorage is at the far end of the inlet. Cook Inlet was discovered and explored by J. Cook in 1778.

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The upper inlet included Knik Arm (the village of Eklutna) and was described as a cold climate with waters that were a mixture of dirty, fresh, and salt.
In summer and early autumn, whales traveled back and forth between Knik Arm (Eagle River), Chickaloon Bay (Chickaloon River), and upper Turnagain Arm, although some whales also spent time offshore (>20 km).
offered an amendment to the fiscal 2006 Transportation Appropriations Act to transfer $75 million in funding for the Bridge to Nowhere, along with money for the Knik Arm Bridge in Alaska, to support the rebuilding of the Twin Spans Bridge in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Indeed, Knik, at the northern tip of the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet, was chosen by thousands of gold prospectors as their jumping off place to unload their equipment to head further North to the Alaska gold fields.
The second flight (labeled "II") covered Knik Arm to the bridge, then followed the west shoreline to the Susitna River, surveying up the river to the power lines ("75 HS" 75 harbor seals in the river) before returning along the west shoreline to Anchorage.
The Port of Anchorage and Port MacKenzie are both located on the upper end of the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet.
1025 Off Lake Hood 1033 Eagle River 1037 Across Knik Arm 1040 Goose Bay 1046 Point MacKenzie 1052 Little Su--15 whales just south of Little Su 1057 Big Su heading up river 1103 Chugach lines turn back [power lines that cross the Susitna River] 1110 Ivan River 1118 Beluga River, N.
or REI, hopes to build its gas liquefaction plant on a private land parcel adjacent to Port MacKenzie, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough's bulk commodities port on Knik Arm.
Knik" which is Knik Arm, north of Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska; and,
In his five years with DOT&PF MacKinnon was involved in several significant projects including upgrades to the Dalton Highway, solutions to Anchorage's road congestion, and the early phases of the Knik Arm Bridge.
Since 1982, NMFS has received reports of killer whales in the vicinity of Turnagain Arm, Knik Arm, between Fire Island and Tyonek, near the Chuitna River, near rivers along the Susitna Delta, and near the Kenai River (Shelden et al.
Current and proposed development projects include the Knik Arm ferry, the Knik Arm crossing, Chuitna coal mine, ORPC Alaska tidal energy projects, Port MacKenzie expansion, dredging off the Port of Anchorage (POA) to support deepdraft vessels, and the POA Marine Terminal Redevelopment (MTR) Project (NMFS (1,2)).