Kivalina River

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Kivalina River
Location of Kivalina, Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Northwest Arctic Borough
Physical characteristics
Main source De Long Mountains
River mouth Kivalina Lagoon
Length 60 miles (97 km)

The Kivalina River is a 60-mile-long (97 km) river in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Alaska, flowing into Kivalina Lagoon in the Northwest Arctic Borough. It begins in the De Long Mountains and flows southwest 60 miles (97 km) through Kivalina Lagoon to the Chukchi Sea.[1] Its Inuit name was spelled "Kuveleek" by Lieutenant G. M. Stoney, United States Navy, in 1885, and its present spelling was adopted in 1904.

The village of Kivalina is located on a reef at the mouth of the river.

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  1. ^ USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). Kivalina River. Accessed August 20, 2007.

Coordinates: 67°49′03″N 164°40′46″W / 67.81750°N 164.67944°W / 67.81750; -164.67944