List of rivers of Alaska

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This is a List of rivers in Alaska, which are at least fifth-order according to the Strahler method of stream classification,[1] and an incomplete list of otherwise-notable rivers and streams. Alaska has more than 12,000 rivers, and thousands more streams and creeks.[2] According to United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System, Alaska has about 9,728 officially named rivers, creeks, and streams.A[›] The length of the river is given if it is available from the United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

The Kasilof River in autumn

By drainage basin[edit]

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries ordered from mouth to source, and indented under their downstream-parent's name.

Arctic Ocean[edit]

Bering Strait[edit]

Yukon River Basin[edit]

Bering Sea[edit]

The Tangle Lakes in the Alaska Range sit on the divide between the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska watersheds, and are the source of the Delta River

Gulf of Alaska[edit]

The Denali Highway crosses the upper Susitna river

Southeast Alaska[edit]


The Snow River near Seward
Matanuska Glacier in the Chugach Mountains is the source of the Matanuska river


^ A: Notes:

USGS GNIS named streams by Borough or Census Area:[3]

Census Area
58 Aleutians East
139 Aleutians West (CA)
70 Anchorage
471 Bethel (CA)
10 Bristol Bay
280 Denali
190 Dillingham (CA)
368 Fairbanks North Star
42 Haines
103 Hoonah-Angoon (CA)
115 Juneau
407 Kenai Peninsula
47 Ketchikan Gateway
113 Kodiak Island
267 Lake and Peninsula
605 Matanuska-Susitna
1386 Nome (CA)
665 North Slope
514 Northwest Arctic
197 P. of Wales-O. Ketchikan (CA)
45 Sitka
15 Skagway
599 Southeast Fairbanks (CA)
688 Valdez-Cordova (CA)
187 Wade Hampton (CA)
113 Wrangell-Petersburg (CA)
52 Yakutat
1982 Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)
9728 TOTAL

See also[edit]


General references[edit]