Deshka River

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Deshka River
Moose crossing Deshka River.jpg
Deshka River in Southcentral Alaska
Deshka River is located in Alaska
Deshka River
Location of the mouth of the Deshka River in Alaska
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ coordinates61°59′15″N 150°23′45″W / 61.98750°N 150.39583°W / 61.98750; -150.39583[3]
 ⁃ elevation200 ft (61 m)[1][2]
 ⁃ location
Susitna River,
South-West of Willow, Alaska and
North-East of Susitna, Alaska
 ⁃ coordinates
61°41′34″N 150°18′23″W / 61.69278°N 150.30639°W / 61.69278; -150.30639Coordinates: 61°41′34″N 150°18′23″W / 61.69278°N 150.30639°W / 61.69278; -150.30639[3]
 ⁃ elevation
49 ft (15 m)[3]
Length44 mi (71 km)[3]

The Deshka River[pronunciation?][4] is a river in southern-central Alaska.

The Deshka River is one of Southcentral Alaska's premier sport fishing streams, with significant runs of Chinook and coho salmon, along with resident grayling, burbot, northern pike, and rainbow trout. Located within a roadless area, access to the river is difficult and is made usually by power boat from the Susitna River or by floatplane. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough owns much of the land along the final ten miles of the Deshka. The impacts of summer recreational use and tourists have caused loss of riparian vegetation and bank erosion along the Deshka's lower reaches, which has been partially remedied through a restoration project in the summer of 2002. .[citation needed]


Heads at the confluence of Kroto Creek[1] and Moose Creek,[2] 3.5 miles (5.6 km) North of Neil Lake, flows south to join the Susitna River.[3]


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