Innoko River

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Innoko River
Innoko River.jpg
Innoko River in summer
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Yukon–Koyukuk
Source south of Cloudy Mountain
 - location Innoko National Wildlife Refuge
 - elevation 2,325 ft (709 m) [1]
 - coordinates 63°08′55″N 156°01′30″W / 63.14861°N 156.02500°W / 63.14861; -156.02500 [2]
Mouth Yukon River
 - location 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Holy Cross
 - elevation 26 ft (8 m) [2]
 - coordinates 62°11′45″N 159°43′15″W / 62.19583°N 159.72083°W / 62.19583; -159.72083Coordinates: 62°11′45″N 159°43′15″W / 62.19583°N 159.72083°W / 62.19583; -159.72083 [2]
Length 500 mi (805 km) [2]
Innoko River is located in Alaska
Innoko River
Location of the mouth of the Innoko River in Alaska

The Innoko River[pronunciation?] is a 500-mile (800 km) tributary of the Yukon River in the U.S. state of Alaska.[2] It flows north from its origin south of Cloudy Mountain in the Kuskokwim Mountains and then southwest to meet the larger river across from Holy Cross.[3]

Most of its upper portion flows through the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge.[3] The entire river is within the Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area.[2]

Innoko is a Deg Hit’an name for the river.[4] The Russian colonial administrators also called the river Shiltonotno, Legon or Tlegon, Chagelyuk or Shageluk and Ittege at various times in the 19th century.[2]

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  1. ^ Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Innoko River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2010. pp. 100, 131. ISBN 978-0-89933-289-5. 
  4. ^ Bright, William (2004). Native American Place Names of the United States. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 184. ISBN 0-8061-3576-X. Retrieved November 7, 2011.