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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.

Rainbow Valley, Turnagain Arm

Rainbow Valley is a watershed drained by Rainbow Creek that flows southwest for 3 miles (4.8 km) from Suicide Peak to the northern shore of Turnagain Arm, about 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Anchorage, Alaska.

Proposal Rock, Neskowin Creek

Proposal Rock is at the mouth of the Neskowin Creek, about 10 miles (16 km) north-northeast of Lincoln City and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south-southwest of the community of Neskowin, Oregon.

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Tunnel Island, Raft River

Tunnel Island, Raft River

The Raft River is a stream located entirely within the Quinault Indian Reservation and flows into the Pacific Ocean at a sea stack called Tunnel Island on the Olympic Peninsula, about 9 miles (15 km) north of Taholah, Washington.

Anchor River, Anchor Point

Anchor River, Anchor Point

Anchor River is on the Kenai Peninsula and flows west for about 30 miles (48 km) from Bald Mountain to a lagoon at Anchor Point on the eastern shore of Cook Inlet, at the northern edge of Kachemak Bay, about 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Homer, Alaska.

Jackass Creek, Sinkyone Wilderness State Park

Jackass Creek, Sinkyone Wilderness State Park

Jackass Creek starts from an elevation of about 1,400 feet (427 m) on the western flank of Jackass Ridge and flows generally west for 2.5 miles (4 km) to the Pacific Ocean draining a watershed of about 3,458 acres (1,400 ha), about 18 miles (30 km) north-northwest of Westport and 14 miles (22.5 km) southeast of Shelter Cove, California.

Wa’atch River, Makah Bay

Wa’atch River, Makah Bay

Wa’atch River starts at an elevation of about 1,480 feet (451 m) on the eastern flank of Makah Peaks and flows generally north for 5 miles (8 km) through the Makah Indian Reservation on the Olympic Peninsula to the confluence of Educket Creek and then generally west-southwest for about 4.5 miles (7 km) to Makah Bay, about 20 miles (32 km) west-northwest of Clallam Bay and 3.3 miles (5.3 km) southwest of Neah Bay, Washington.

Gingolx,  Kincolith River

Gingolx, Kincolith River

Gingolx is one of four Nisga’a villages that make up the Nisga’a First Nation and is situated at the confluence of the Kincolith River and the Nass River on the northern shore of Nass Bay, about 70 miles (113 km) east-southeast of Ketchikan and 50 miles (80 km) north-northeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Kasnyku Falls, Waterfall Cove

Kasnyku Falls, Waterfall Cove

Kasnyku Falls is a waterfall located on Kasnyku Creek that drains Kasnyku Lake from an elevation of 650 feet (198 m) on the northeast coast of Baranof Island and flows about 1 mile (1.6 km) to Waterfall Cove on Chatham Strait, about 23 miles (37 km) south-southwest of Angoon and 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Sitka, Alaska.

Albion River, Mendocino Coast

Albion River, Mendocino Coast

Albion River starts at an elevation of about 1,050 feet (320 m) in the California Coast Ranges and flows generally west-southwest for 18 miles (29 km) draining a watershed of about 27,520 acres (11,140 ha) and enters the Pacific Ocean at Albion Cove, about 22 miles (35 km) north of Point Arena and 6 miles (10 km) south-southeast of Mendocino, California.

Joe Creek, Pacific Beach

Joe Creek, Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach is a community situated at the mouth of Joe Creek, where the estuary is a strongly stratified lagoon with freshwater overlying saline water caused by a shallow sill that restricts circulation, about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Hoquiam and 11 miles (18 km) south of Moclips, Washington.

Moss Harbor, China Poot Bay

Moss Harbor, China Poot Bay

Moss Harbor is a low tide lagoon at the head of China Poot Bay on the southern shore of Kachemak Bay, about 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Seldovia and 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Homer, Alaska.

SS Pezuta, Tlell River

SS Pezuta, Tlell River

Tlell River starts on the eastern flank of Graham Island in Haida Gwaii and drains a watershed of about 85,000 acres (34,400 ha), flowing generally north-northeast for 28 miles (45 km) to Hecate Strait near the wreck of the steamship SS Pezuta, about 29 miles (47 km) south-southeast of Masset and 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Tlell, British Columbia.

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