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Tanana

(tăn`ənô), river, 600 mi (966 km) long, rising in W Yukon near the Alaskan border and flowing NW across Alaska to the Yukon River; navigable for small boats to Fairbanks, the largest city on the river. The Tanana valley, near Fairbanks, is central Alaska's chief farming area; grains, potatoes, and other vegetables are grown. The Tanana, explored by Russian traders c.1860, became an important route to the Yukon goldfields in 1898. A section of the Alaska Highway runs parallel to the river.
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Tanana

 

a river in Alaska; a left tributary of the Yukon. The Tanana is 960 km long and drains an area of 115,000 sq km. It rises in the Wrangell Mountains. It is fed by rain and snow and by glaciers. High water is from June through August, and the river is frozen from October through May. The mean flow rate is 970 cu m per sec. The Tanana is navigable for a distance of 360 km from the mouth. The city of Fairbanks is on the Chena River, a right tributary of the Tanana.

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Tanana

a river in central Alaska, rising in the Wrangell Mountains and flowing northwest to the Yukon River. Length: about 765 km (475 miles)
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