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The Cook Inlet Between the Alaska Range and the Kenai Peninsula, USA

58.9N 153.1W

November 16th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Alaska, USA - October 7th, 2009

Alaska, USA - October 7th, 2009

The Cook Inlet, stretching 180 miles (290 km) from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage in south-central Alaska, is visible in this orthorectified image between the Alaska Range on the state’s mainland (above) and a low-laying area of the Kenai Peninsula (below).

The watershed of the Cook Inlet covers about 100,000 km² of southern Alaska, east of the Aleutian Range and south of the Alaska Range, receiving water from its tributaries the Knik River, the Little Susitna River, and the Susitna and Matanuska rivers.  Here, the mouths of several rivers and streams are visible on the northwestern shoreline, and the ASAR imagery makes it possible to observe water currents in the inlet, flowing southward.

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