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Koyukuk

 

a river in central Alaska (USA), a right tributary of the Yukon River. It is formed by the confluence of the John, Wild, and Middle Fork Koyukuk rivers, which flow from the Endicott Mountains. Length from the confluence of its sources, 740 km; from the source of Middle Fork, 1,000 km. In its upper half, the Koyukuk’s course flows through mountainous country; its lower half flows through a marsh-ridden intermontane depression. The river is fed by snow and rain. It floods in summer. The average flow rate of water at the village of Hughes (in the river’s middle course) is approximately 400 cu m per sec. The Koyukuk is covered with ice from October through May. It is navigable for small river vessels along its entire course.

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University of Alaska Museum, PO Box 756960, 1962 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775 USA; College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2150 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775 USA; jalopez2@alaska.edu
In June, the Gana-A'Yoo, (which today represents the villages of Galena, Koyukuk, Nulato, and Kaltag after a 1978 merger of the four village corporations) Board of Directors appointed Dena Sommer-Pedebone as the corporation's new CEO.
(1) Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2156 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, USA
Variation in fine-scale movements of moose in the upper Koyukuk River drainage, northcentral Alaska.
The radar base camp where I was stationed in central Alaska sat beside the Indian River that connected to the Koyukuk, a primary northern tributary to the mighty Yukon.
Collins, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 903 Koyukuk Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775
Star North Fork of the Valley of 10,000 Blue pools on the attraction Koyukuk River, Smokes, a Root Glacier.
The current bonds will provide funding to the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) to refinance outstanding bonds issued by the city of Koyukuk on behalf of TCC for the construction of a regional health center adjacent to the Fairbanks Hospital.
Aliy Zirkle took the lead in the Iditarod Saturday after reaching the checkpoint in Koyukuk, Alaska, and taking off again following a four-minute break.
Here, the villages of Kivalena, Shishmaref, Shaktoolik, Unalakleet, Koyukuk, and Newtok are already seriously threatened, if not yet irreparably destroyed, by climate change.