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Baranof River
Baranof River Source.jpg
The source of Baranof River.
Country United States
State Alaska
Region Southeast Alaska
City Sitka
Physical characteristics
River mouth Alaska
Length 15 km (9.3 mi)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Warm Springs Bay


  • Maximum rate:
    4,170 cu ft/s (118 m3/s)

Baranof River is a glacially-fed river on the eastern side of Baranof Island, in the Alexander Archipelago, in the Alaska Panhandle. The source of the river is the unnamed icefields surrounding Peak 5390. Baranof River feeds into Baranof Lake, and the outlet of Baranof Lake that feeds into Warm Springs Bay is also commonly referred to as Baranof River as well.

The maximum discharge measured, taken at the outflow of Baranof Lake, is 4,170 cu ft/s (118 m3/s), recorded in September 1922.

Baranof River was named for Alexandr Baranov, the first governor of the Russian-American Company.

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