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Aguchik River, Kukak Bay

Aguchik River flows about 8 miles southeast from the terminus of the Aguchik Glacier, on the eastern flank of Snowy Mountain, to the head of Kukak Bay in Katmai National Park and Preserve, 88 miles (142 km) southeast of King Salmon and 80 miles (129 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Kasiks River, Skeena River

Kasiks River is a tributary that enters the Skeena River about 55 miles (89 km) upstream from Chatham Sound, about 37 miles (60 km) east of Prince Rupert and 36 miles (58 km) southwest of Terrace, British Columbia.

Princeton Glacier, Nassau Fjord

Princeton Glacier is on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula, about 37 miles (60 km) south-southeast of Whittier and 38 miles (61 km) east-northeast of Seward, Alaska.

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Rogue River, Gold Beach

Rogue River, Gold Beach

Rogue River begins at Boundary Springs at an elevation of 5,320 feet (1,622 m) near the northern edge of Mount Mazama in Crater Lake National Park and drains a watershed of 3.3 million acres (1.3 million ha) while flowing generally west for 215 miles (346 km) through the Cascade Range and the Klamath Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, about 23 miles (37 km) south-southeast of Port Orford and at Gold Beach, Oregon.

Falls Creek, Kachemak Bay

Falls Creek, Kachemak Bay

Falls Creek is on the Kenai Peninsula and flows generally south for 3.2 miles (5 km) to the northwestern shore of Kachemak Bay, in the Cottonwood Eastland Unit of Kachemak Bay State Park, about 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Homer and 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of Kachemak Selo, Alaska.

Kemano River, Gardner Canal

Kemano River, Gardner Canal

Kemano River flows from the Kitimat Ranges to Kemano Bay on the northern shore of Gardner Canal, where a historically important eulachon run and a village were located prior to the construction of a supply terminal and access road for the Kemano generating station, about 45 miles (72 km) south-southeast of Kitimat and 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Kemano, British Columbia.

Elwha River, Angeles Point

Elwha River, Angeles Point

Elwha River drains a watershed of about 204,799 acres (82,880 ha) and flows generally north for 45 miles (72 km) from a perennial snowfield at an elevation of 4,763 feet (1452 m) in the Olympic Mountains to Angeles Point at Freshwater Bay on the southern shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about 33 miles (53 km) east-southeast of Clallam Bay and 6 miles (10 km) west-northwest of Port Angeles, Washington.

Barabara Point, Kachemak Bay

Barabara Point, Kachemak Bay

Barabara Point is on the Kenai Peninsula between McDonald Spit to the east and Seldovia Point to the west in Kachemak Bay, about 12 miles (19 km) south-southwest of Homer and 4 miles (6.5 km) northeast of Seldovia, Alaska.

Dillingham, Nushagak River

Dillingham, Nushagak River

Dillingham is a community on the south side of Snag Point at the confluence of the Wood and Nushagak Rivers, at the head of Nushagak Bay on the north coast of Bristol Bay, about 248 miles (400 km) west-southwest of Homer and 166 miles (270 km) southeast of Bethel, Alaska.

Waldport, Alsea Bay

Waldport, Alsea Bay

Waldport is a community situated on the southern shore of Alsea Bay, an estuary of the Alsea River, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Newport and 8 miles (13 km) north of Yachats, Oregon.

Humpy Creek, Kachemak Bay

Humpy Creek, Kachemak Bay

Humpy Creek drains a watershed of 6,912 acres (2,797 ha) and flows generally northwest for about 4.5 miles (7 km) from Emerald Lake at an elevation of 1,138 feet (347 m) in the Kenai Mountains to the southeastern shore of Kachemak Bay, about 67 miles (108 km) southwest of Seward and 14 miles (22.5 km) east-northeast of Homer, Alaska.

Dismal Nitch, Columbia River

Dismal Nitch, Columbia River

Dismal Nitch is a cove on the north shore of the lower Columbia River, historically significant as the last campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition before they sighted the Pacific Ocean, about 9 miles (15 km) southeast of Ilwaco, Washington and 4.5 miles (7 km) north-northwest of Astoria, Oregon.

Seldovia River, Kenai Mountains

Seldovia River, Kenai Mountains

Seldovia River drains a watershed of 16,980 acres (6,872 ha) and flows generally northwest for 5 miles (8 km) from Seldovia Lake in the Kenai Mountains to Seldovia Bay on the south shore of Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet, about 18 miles (29 km) south-southwest of Homer and 3.6 miles (6 km) south-southeast of Seldovia, Alaska.

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