Sagavanirktok River

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Sagavanirktok River
Sagavanirktok River.JPG
Along the Dalton Highway
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough North Slope
Source Between the Endicott and Philip Smith mountains
 - location Brooks Range
 - elevation 4,986 ft (1,520 m) [1]
 - coordinates 68°09′48″N 148°55′53″W / 68.16333°N 148.93139°W / 68.16333; -148.93139 [2]
Mouth Slightly northeast of Prudhoe Bay
 - location Beaufort Sea
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m) [2]
 - coordinates 70°19′15″N 148°02′10″W / 70.32083°N 148.03611°W / 70.32083; -148.03611Coordinates: 70°19′15″N 148°02′10″W / 70.32083°N 148.03611°W / 70.32083; -148.03611 [2]
Length 180 mi (290 km) [3]
Basin 5,750 sq mi (14,890 km2) [4]
 - average 4,700 cu ft/s (133 m3/s) [4]
Sagavanirktok River is located in Alaska
Sagavanirktok River
Location of the mouth of the Sagavanirktok River in Alaska

The Sagavanirktok River[pronunciation?] or Sag River is a stream in the North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.[2] It is about 180 miles (290 km) long and originates on the north slope of the Brooks Range, flowing north to the Beaufort Sea near Prudhoe Bay. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and Dalton Highway roughly parallel it from Atigun Pass to Deadhorse.[5] Also, a glaciation happened approximately at the same time as the Illinoian Stage of central North America at the Sagavanirktok River.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ a b c d "Sagavanirktok River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved September 3, 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. 824. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Benke, Arthur C.; Cushing, Colbert E. (2005). Rivers of North America. Burlington, Massachusetts: Elsevier Academic Press. p. 934. ISBN 0-12-088253-1. 
  5. ^ Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2010. pp. 135–36. ISBN 978-0-89933-289-5.