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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ukivok, King Island

Ukivok, King Island

Ukivok is a historical Iñupiat village on Uġiuvak Island, also known as King Island which is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across with very steep slopes on all sides and a distinctive double-peaked summit situated in the Bering Sea, about 86 miles (138 km) west-northwest of Nome and 45 miles (73 km) south of Wales, Alaska.

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.

About the background graphic

This ‘warming stripe’ graphic is a visual representation of the change in global temperature from 1850 (top) to 2019 (bottom). Each stripe represents the average global temperature for one year. The average temperature from 1971-2000 is set as the boundary between blue and red. The colour scale goes from -0.7°C to +0.7°C. The data are from the UK Met Office HadCRUT4.6 dataset. 

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