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List of rivers of Alaska

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List of rivers of Alaska

This is a List of rivers in Alaska, which are at least fifth-order according to the Strahler method of stream classification,[1] and an incomplete list of otherwise-notable rivers and streams. Alaska has more than 12,000 rivers, and thousands more streams and creeks.[2] According to United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System, Alaska has about 9,728 officially named rivers, creeks, and streams.A[›] The length of the river is given if it is available from the United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

The Twentymile River near Seward Hwy, January 2015


  • By drainage basin 1
    • Arctic Ocean 1.1
    • Bering Strait 1.2
    • Yukon River Basin 1.3
    • Bering Sea 1.4
    • Gulf of Alaska 1.5
    • Southeast Alaska 1.6
  • Alphabetically 2
  • Notes 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
    • General references 5.1

By drainage basin

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries ordered from mouth to source, and indented under their downstream-parent's name.

Arctic Ocean

Bering Strait

Yukon River Basin

Bering Sea

The Tangle Lakes in the Alaska Range sit on the divide between the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska watersheds, and are the source of the Delta River

Gulf of Alaska

The Denali Highway crosses the upper Susitna river

Southeast Alaska


The Snow River near Seward
The Kasilof River in autumn
Matanuska Glacier in the Chugach Mountains is the source of the Matanuska river


^ A: Notes:

USGS GNIS named streams by Borough or Census Area:[3]

Census Area
58 Aleutians East
139 Aleutians West (CA)
70 Anchorage
471 Bethel (CA)
10 Bristol Bay
280 Denali
190 Dillingham (CA)
368 Fairbanks North Star
42 Haines
103 Hoonah-Angoon (CA)
115 Juneau
407 Kenai Peninsula
47 Ketchikan Gateway
113 Kodiak Island
187 Kusilvak (CA)
267 Lake and Peninsula
605 Matanuska-Susitna
1386 Nome (CA)
665 North Slope
514 Northwest Arctic
197 P. of Wales-O. Ketchikan (CA)
45 Sitka
15 Skagway
599 Southeast Fairbanks (CA)
688 Valdez-Cordova (CA)
113 Wrangell-Petersburg (CA)
52 Yakutat
1982 Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)
9728 TOTAL

See also


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General references

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