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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.

Kuskokwim River Crossing Alaska, USA – January 25th, 2010

61.8N 158.1W

January 25th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

USA - December 19th, 2009

USA - December 19th, 2009

The Kuskokwim River or Kusko River is an approximately 724 mile (1,165 km) long river in southwest Alaska. It is the ninth largest river in the United States of America, ranked by average discharge volume at its mouth; seventeenth largest by basin drainage area.

The river provides the principal drainage for an area of the remote Alaska Interior on the north and west side of the Alaska Range, flowing southwest into Kuskokwim Bay on the Bering Sea. Except for its headwaters in the mountains, the river is broad and flat for its entire course, making it a useful transportation route for many types of watercraft.

In this orthorectified image it can be seen in a more mountainous area, flowing past two buttes (center and left edge) that reach elevations of over 3000 feet.

Lakes by Alaska’s Kuskokwim Mountains, USA

59.6N 158.7W

January 5th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - December 19th, 2009

USA - December 19th, 2009

Many lakes can be seen by the eastern flanks of the Kuskokwim Mountains in this orthorectified image. This range of mountains is located in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, USA. The mountain range is about 400 km (250 miles) long from northeast to southwest and about 80 km (50 miles) wide. The range takes its name from the Kuskokwim River, which flows through the mountains.

From top to bottom, the largest lakes are Chikuminuk Lake, Lake Chauekuktuli, Nuyakuk Lake, Lake Kulik, Lake Beverley and Lake Nerka. Upon opening the full image, Lake Aleknagik and Lake Nunavaugaluk can also be seen south of Lake Nerka.

Situated in a valley away from the other bodies of water is Togiak Lake, bottom center, a 13-mile-long (21 km) lake that extends southwest from the mouth of Izavieknik River, 75 miles (121 km) northeast of Goodnews Bay.

The Cook Inlet and Nearby Features, Alaska, USA

59.5N 155.1W

October 20th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Alaska, USA - August 11th, 2009

Alaska, USA - August 11th, 2009

The junction of two mountain ranges, the Alaska Range from the North and the Aleutian Range from the South, can be noted near the center of this image of Alaska, USA. Near this juncture is Lake Iliamna, dark blue, the state’s largest lake.

East of the lake and mountains is Cook Inlet, which stretches 180 mi from the Gulf of Alaska (below) to Anchorage (above) in south-central Alaska. Here, greyish-tan sediments flow from the upper reaches of the inlet down towards the gulf.

West of the Alaska Range and Lake Iliamna, on the other hand, is a flatter area of terrain. Here, the Kuskokwim River can be seen flowing southwest towards the Bering Sea. The river, which is approximately 724 miles (1,165 km) long, is also the longest river entirely contained within one state of the USA.