Longest rivers in Alaska : Yukon River , 1,400 miles in Alaska and 580 in Canada, is the fourth largest river in the United States. Porcupine River , 555 miles. Koyukuk River , 554 miles. Kuskokwim River , 540 miles. Tanana River , 531 miles. Innoko River , 463 miles. Colville River , 428 miles.
“When it comes to wildlife, Alaska is famous for salmon, moose, caribou, bears, whales, bison, puffins, jellyfish, etc. When it comes to scenery, Alaska is famous for glaciers and fjords, mountains, and more lakes, rivers, and waterways than one could dream of.
Alaska has more than 40% of the nation’s surface water resources including over 12,000 rivers , 3 millions lakes greater than 5 acres and numerous creeks and ponds. Alaska’s major Interior river systems include the Yukon/Koyukuk and the Kuskokwim.
Alaska is full of good drinking water . The risk of contamination and sickness, although always possible, is often overstated. Still, you should evaluate each water source and be prepared to treat or filter it if necessary.
Minnesota may be known as the land of 10,000 lakes , but Alaska has that beat! This incredible state boasts over 3 million lakes . This lake comes in at about 128 square miles, making it the seventh largest freshwater lake in Alaska .
January 3, 1959
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