Selawik Lake facts for kids
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Satellite image of Selawik Lake by Sentinel-2
|Location||Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Max. length||31 miles (50 km)|
|Surface area||404 square miles (1,050 km2)|
|Surface elevation||0 metres (0 ft)|
Selawik Lake (Inupiaq: Imaġruk) is a lake located 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Selawik, Alaska. It is 31 miles (50 km) long. It is adjacent to the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge and the Baldwin Peninsula, feeding into the Hotham Inlet and Kotzebue Sound.
Its Eskimo language name was first reported in 1842–44 by Lt. Lavrenty Zagoskin, IRN, who spelled it Chilivik, and probably meant to apply to an Eskimo tribe or village. It appears to have been by one of the Sir John Franklin search expeditions about 1850.
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