Pitmegea River

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Pitmegea River
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough North Slope
Source De Long Mountains
 - elevation 1,076 ft (328 m) [2]
 - coordinates 68°37′30″N 163°19′54″W / 68.62500°N 163.33167°W / 68.62500; -163.33167 [3]
Mouth Chukchi Sea
 - location Cape Sabine, about 30 miles (48 km) east of Cape Lisburne[1]
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m) [3]
 - coordinates 68°54′53″N 164°37′32″W / 68.91472°N 164.62556°W / 68.91472; -164.62556Coordinates: 68°54′53″N 164°37′32″W / 68.91472°N 164.62556°W / 68.91472; -164.62556 [3]
Length 42 mi (68 km) [4]
Pitmegea River is located in Alaska
Pitmegea River
Location of the mouth of the Pitmegea River in Alaska

The Pitmegea River is a 42-mile (68 km) stream in the western North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.[4] From its source in the De Long Mountains, the river flows generally northwest to the Chukchi Sea at Cape Sabine, about 30 miles (48 km) east of Cape Lisburne[1] A prospector who explored the river in 1888 reported its Inuit name as Pitmegeak.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2010. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-89933-289-5. 
  2. ^ Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
  3. ^ a b c d "Pitmegea River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. January 1, 2000. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b 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. 761. Retrieved September 9, 2013.