Yukon River ice freeze-up data (1883-1975)

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey in Tacoma, WA .

Written in English

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  • Ice -- Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska),
  • Ice on rivers, lakes, etc. -- Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska),
  • Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska)

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Statementby Andrew G. Fountain and Bruce H. Vaughn.
SeriesOpen-file report -- 84-601., Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 84-601.
ContributionsVaughn, B. H., Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15332649M

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The contraction is Ųųg Han, if the /ųų/ remains nasalized, or Yuk Han, if there is no vowel nasalization. Inthe Holikachuks had told the Russian-American Company that Mouth: Bering Sea. Just down river of town is the Eagle Bluffs that force the river into a big turn and is a spot where spring breakup sometimes forms ice dams and floods the river valley.

There is a strong 5-mile an hour current all through here. This stretch of the Yukon is a classic bit of Yukon River ice book, huge river with islands and on: The Yukon government is also reporting greater than normal snowpack across the Upper Yukon River Basin in Canada. The snowpack is near normal along the North Slope and below normal along the Gulf Coast and throughout Southeast Alaska.

Climate Outlook: April and May weather is the most important factor determining the severity of river ice breakup. Notice - The USGS Water Resources Mission Area's priority is to maintain the safety and well-being of our communities, including providing critical situational awareness in times of flooding in all 50 U.S.

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April brings thawing and mud and breakup of the Yukon River ice usually occurs in early May. Summer: The Yukon-Charley Rivers area is one of the warmest sections of Alaska in the summer.

Although daily highs average in the 60's to low 70's, a high of 97 has been recorded. Paddling the Yukon River and its Tributaries covers more than 4, miles of watery trail. The Yukon, Tanana, Porcupine, Koyukuk, and Kuskokwim Rivers are the five longest rivers in Alaska, extending into the Yukon Territory.

This water flows freely, almost entirely undammed. Salmon surge against current. Moose, bears, and wolves wander the banks/5(15). Yukon River, major North American river that flows through the central Yukon territory of northwestern Canada and the central region of the U.S.

state of measures 1, miles (3, km) from the headwaters of the McNeil River (a tributary of the Nisutlin River). The Yukon discharges into the Bering Sea after flowing northwestward and then generally southwestward. The Yukon I knew back then was mostly the dimpled, liquid one, flat as a plywood sheet and hissing brown against the skin of your boat.

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The name Yukon is derived from the Gwich’in language and means “great river.”. The source of the river is located in the northwest corner of British Columbia from which it proceeds to flow through Yukon Territory into Alaska and empties into the Bering Sea at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

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According to that record, kept by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, ice on the Tanana River generally can break up anywhere from April 20 to May The ice went out last year at p.m.

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