Yentna River

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Yentna River
Country United States of America
Basin features
Main source East Fork Yentna River and
West Fork Yentna River
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
200 ft (61 m)[1][2]
62°16′50″N 151°46′26″W / 62.28056°N 151.77389°W / 62.28056; -151.77389[3]
River mouth Susitna River
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
26 ft (7.9 m)[3]
61°33′38″N 150°29′4″W / 61.56056°N 150.48444°W / 61.56056; -150.48444Coordinates: 61°33′38″N 150°29′4″W / 61.56056°N 150.48444°W / 61.56056; -150.48444[3]
Physical characteristics
Length 75 mi (121 km)[3]

The Yentna River[4] is a river in South Central Alaska, formed by its East Fork[1] and West Fork[2] at 62°16′50″N 151°46′26″W / 62.28056°N 151.77389°W / 62.28056; -151.77389,[3] flows South-East to Susitna River, 30 miles (48 km) North-West of Anchorage, Alaska; Cook Inlet Low.[3]

History[edit]

Tanaina Indian name reported by Spurr (1900, p. 46), United States Geological Survey. "Sometimes called Johnson River after the first white man to ascend it."[3]

Watershed[edit]

Location of Susitna, Alaska

It begins in the Mount Dall and Yentna glacier systems and flows southeast to the Susitna River 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Susitna. The river system (including upstream tributaries) is about 100 miles (160 km) long.

Tributaries[edit]

From mouth to source:

Lake Creek just about 8 miles down river from Bottle Creek. Major fishing area: kings, reds, silvers. Winter sports, hunting. Moose Creek, Indian Creek, Fish lakes Creek, Hewitt Creek, Malone's Slough, Donkey Creek, Johnson Creek, Clearwater Creek, Rich Creek, Flag Creek, Delta Creek, Fourth of July Creek, & Kichatna River round out the rest of the main Yentna River Tributaries.

See also[edit]

List of rivers of Alaska

References[edit]