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Tazlina Glacier
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Type Valley glacier
Location Valdez–Cordova Census Area, Alaska, U.S.
Coordinates 61°28′51″N 146°35′41″W / 61.48083°N 146.59472°W / 61.48083; -146.59472Coordinates: 61°28′51″N 146°35′41″W / 61.48083°N 146.59472°W / 61.48083; -146.59472
Length 25 miles (40 km)
Terminus outwash plains
Status retreating

Tazlina Glacier is a 25-mile-long (40 km) glacier in the U.S. state of Alaska. It begins 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Mount Cashman and flows north to its terminus one mile (1.6 km) south of Tazlina Lake and 43 miles (69 km) north of Valdez. Tazlina Glacier is the largest northward flowing glacier in the Chugach Mountains. The terminus of the glacier is retreating and thinning. Tazlina is the largest north-flowing glacier in the Chugach Mountains. The glacier is around the Valdez area and is also a popular attraction for tourists. At the foot of the glacier lies the Tazlina Lake and the Tazlina River.

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