Nugnugaluktuk River

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Nugnugaluktuk River
Country United States
State Alaska
Districts Nome Census Area, Northwest Arctic Borough
Source Seward Peninsula
 - location Nome Census Area
 - elevation 104 ft (32 m) [1]
 - coordinates 66°09′24″N 164°48′28″W / 66.15667°N 164.80778°W / 66.15667; -164.80778 [2]
Mouth Goodhope Bay on Kotzebue Sound of the Chukchi Sea
 - location 37 miles (60 km) northwest of Deering, Northwest Arctic Borough
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m) [2]
 - coordinates 66°11′24″N 164°06′25″W / 66.19000°N 164.10694°W / 66.19000; -164.10694Coordinates: 66°11′24″N 164°06′25″W / 66.19000°N 164.10694°W / 66.19000; -164.10694 [2]
Length 26 mi (42 km) [3]
Nugnugaluktuk River is located in Alaska
Nugnugaluktuk River
Location of the mouth of the Nugnugaluktuk River in Alaska

The Nugnugaluktuk River is a stream, 26 miles (42 km) long, on the Seward Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska.[2] It flows east from within the Nome Census Area to Goodhope Bay, about 37 miles (60 km) northwest of Deering in the Northwest Arctic Borough.[2] The bay is on Kotzebue Sound of the Chukchi Sea.[2] The entire course of the river lies within the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.[4]

The river's assigned name comes from the Inuit, as reported in 1903. In 1998, the Inupiat name was recorded as Liglignaqtuugvik.[2]

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  1. ^ Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Nugnugaluktuk River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Orth, Donald J.; United States Geological Survey (1971) [1967]. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names: Geological Survey Professional Paper 567 (PDF). University of Alaska Fairbanks. United States Government Printing Office. p. 707. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2010. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-89933-289-5.