White River (Yukon)
|Countries||United States, Canada|
|Census Area||Valdez–Cordova in Alaska|
|- location||Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Saint Elias Mountains, Alaska|
|- elevation||4,258 ft (1,298 m) |
|Mouth||Yukon River |
|- location||12 miles (19 km) upstream of the mouth of the Stewart River, Yukon|
|- elevation||2,129 ft (649 m) |
|Length||200 mi (322 km) |
The White River is a tributary, about 200 miles (320 km) long, of the Yukon River in the U.S. state of Alaska and the Canadian territory of Yukon. The Alaska Highway crosses the White River near Beaver Creek.
The White River is glacier-fed and contains large amounts of suspended sediment. It transports 19 million tons of sediment per year in the upper part of its basin. This dramatically changes the clarity of the Yukon River, which remains sediment laden from the confluence to its mouth.
- Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
- "White River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. January 1, 2000. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
- Orth, Donald J.; United States Geological Survey (1971) . Dictionary of Alaska Place Names: Geological Survey Professional Paper 567 (PDF). University of Alaska Fairbanks. United States Government Printing Office. p. 1044. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
- Transport of Water, Carbon, and Sediment Through the Yukon River Basin