|Census Area||Dillingham, Bethel|
|Source||confluence of Kogrukluk River and Shotgun Creek|
|- location||east flank of the Kuskokwim Mountains, Dillingham Census Area|
|- elevation||376 ft (115 m) |
|- location||1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Sleetmute, Bethel Census Area|
|- elevation||190 ft (58 m) |
|Length||110 mi (177 km) |
The Holitna River is a 110-mile (180 km) tributary of the Kuskokwim River in the U.S. state of Alaska. Formed by the confluence of Shotgun Creek and the Kogrukluk River east of the Kuskokwim Mountains, the river flows generally northeast to meet the larger river near Sleetmute.
Operation Holitna, a federal investigation into child pornography, was named after the river. The Holitna River has many tributaries, serving as a metaphor for the fact that each time the investigation makes an arrest, several new victims and leads are discovered.
- Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
- "Holitna River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. January 1, 2000. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
- "2013 Finalist – Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Medal: John MacKinnon and the Operation Holitna Team". Partnership for Public Service. Retrieved November 15, 2013.
- McKim, Jennifer B. (July 29, 2012). "Led by an Innocent into a Web of Evil". The Boston Globe (Boston Globe Media Partners). Retrieved November 15, 2013.
- Holitna River Watershed - 19030404 Surf Your Watershed – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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