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. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 17, 2013. 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.