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Kuskokwim River and Bay, Southwestern Alaska, USA

61.5N 159.5W

June 9th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments

USA - June 1st, 2010

USA - June 1st, 2010

The mountains of central Alaska are lower than the ranges to the north and south. They are drained almost entirely by two river systems, the Yukon and the Kuskokwim. The intricately dissected uplands are divided into three areas: the eastern highlands, the western highlands, and the Seward Peninsula.

Here, the Kuskokwim River can be seen emptying sediments into Kuskokwim Bay in the Bering Sea. Kuskokwim Bay is a bay in southwestern Alaska. It is about 160 km (100 miles) long, and 160 km (100 miles) wide.

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