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Sudden Stream, Malaspina Coastal Plain

Sudden Stream starts at the outlet of Malaspina Lake at the terminus of the Malaspina Glacier and flows south for 2 miles (3.2 km) to Yakutat Bay, about 207 miles (333 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska.

Portage, Turnagain Arm

Portage is a historical community and railroad siding at milepost 64.2 on the Alaska Railroad at the head of Turnagain Arm in the Chugach National Forest, about 41 miles (66 km) south of Anchorage and 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Whittier, Alaska.

Lituya Glacier, Gilbert Inlet

Lituya Glacier starts on the south flank of Mount Wilbur in the Fairweather Range and flows west for 8 miles (13 km) to the Desolation Valley, and then turns southeast and flows for 2.6 miles (4 km) to Gilbert Inlet, about 100 miles southeast of Yakutat and 68 miles (110 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

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Tutka River, Kachemak Bay

Tutka River, Kachemak Bay

Tutka River starts from an elevation of about 2800 feet (853 m) on the western flank of the Kenai Mountains and flows generally west to the head of Tutka Bay, a fjord on the southern coast of Kachemak Bay, about 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Homer and 15 miles (24 km) east of Seldovia, Alaska.

Southwestern Glacier, Northwestern Fjord

Southwestern Glacier, Northwestern Fjord

Southwestern Glacier is in Northwestern Fjord, a deep embayment in Kenai Fjords National Park and Preserve, about 50 miles (81 km) northeast of Homer and 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska.

Morse and Muir Glaciers, Muir Inlet

Morse and Muir Glaciers, Muir Inlet

Morse Glacier is in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, and starts in the Alsek Range of the Saint Elias Mountains, and flows south-southeast for 9 miles (14.5 km) to an exposed outwash plain near the terminus of the Muir Glacier at the head of Muir Inlet, about 53 miles (85 km) north of Gustavus, Alaska.

Amherst Glacier, College Fjord

Amherst Glacier, College Fjord

Amherst Glacier flows northwest for 4 miles (6.5 km) from the Chugach Mountains to a terminus lake, 5.5 miles (9 km) northeast of Point Pakenham in Prince William Sound, and 52 miles (83 km) southwest of Valdez, Alaska.

Barry Glacier, Harriman Fjord

Barry Glacier, Harriman Fjord

Barry Glacier flows southwest for 16 miles (25 km) to Barry Arm in northwestern Prince William Sound, about 33 miles (53 km) northeast of Whittier and 58 miles (93 km) east of Anchorage, Alaska.

Mallard Bay, Portlock River

Mallard Bay, Portlock River

Mallard Bay dries at low tide to expose a mudflat situated southwest and adjacent to the mouth of Portlock River on the southern shore of Kachemak Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, about 14 miles (23 km) east-northeast of Homer and 4 miles (6 km) south-southwest of Bear Cove, Alaska.

Johns Hopkins Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Johns Hopkins Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Johns Hopkins Glacier starts at an elevation of about 8,000 feet (2,438 m) on the eastern flank of Mount Lituya in the Fairweather Range of the Saint Elias Mountains and flows generally east-northeast for 13 miles (21 km) to the head of Johns Hopkins Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 104 miles (167 km) southeast of Yakutat and 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Glacier starts in the Kenai Mountains and flows generally northwest for 11 miles (18 km) to a proglacial lake about 2 miles (3.2 km) long that is drained by Grewingk Creek that flows 3.5 miles (6 km) to the southern shore of Kachemak Bay, about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Seldovia and 16 miles (25 km) east-southeast of Homer, Alaska.

Vassar Glacier, College Fjord

Vassar Glacier, College Fjord

Vassar Glacier flows southeast for 4.3 miles (7 km) from the eastern flank of Peak 8080 in the Chugach Mountains to the western shore of College Fjord near the confluence of Harvard Arm and Yale Arm and 2 miles (3.2 km) west of College Point, about 52 miles (83 km) west of Valdez and 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Valerie Glacier, Disenchantment Bay

Valerie Glacier, Disenchantment Bay

Valerie Glacier is formed by several tributary glaciers that flow from the south flank of Mount Vancouver in the Saint Elias Mountains of the Icefield Ranges, and the merged ice streams flow generally southeast for about 14 miles (22.5 km) to laterally join with the Hubbard Glacier and terminate in Disenchantment Bay, about 154 miles (248 km) northwest of Haines and about 33 miles (53 km) north-northeast of Yakutat, Alaska.

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