Wind River (Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska)

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Wind River
Country United States
State Alaska
Districts North Slope Borough, Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area
Source Philip Smith Mountains of the Brooks Range
 - location Windy Glacier, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
 - elevation 4,798 ft (1,462 m) [1]
 - coordinates 68°34′31″N 147°24′17″W / 68.57528°N 147.40472°W / 68.57528; -147.40472 [2]
Mouth East Fork Chandalar River
 - location 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Christian [2]
 - elevation 1,699 ft (518 m) [2]
 - coordinates 67°46′36″N 146°09′27″W / 67.77667°N 146.15750°W / 67.77667; -146.15750Coordinates: 67°46′36″N 146°09′27″W / 67.77667°N 146.15750°W / 67.77667; -146.15750 [2]
Wind River (Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska) is located in Alaska
Wind River (Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska)
Location of the mouth of Wind River in Alaska

The Wind River is a tributary of the East Fork Chandalar River in the U.S. state of Alaska. It arises in the Philip Smith Mountains of the Brooks Range and flows into the East Fork and eventually into the Yukon River.

Wind River is a National Wild and Scenic River. The main stem, headwaters, and an unnamed tributary—140 miles (230 km) of streams in total—were designated "wild" in 1980. All lie within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.[3]

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  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using GNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ a b c d "Wind River". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wind River, Alaska". National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Retrieved January 30, 2013.