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Twentymile River
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Twentymile River at its delta at the Seward Highway bridge. (Portage Peak in the background)
Country United States
State Alaska
City Portage
Physical characteristics
Main source Various small glaciers
River mouth Turnagain Arm
Portage
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Length 20 mi (32 km)
Discharge


Basin features
Tributaries

The Twentymile River is a river near the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. It rises in a remote valley from meltwater of several small glaciers in the Chugach Mountains and flows out into a large, wide valley where it receives the water of the Moraine and Glacier rivers. Eventually, the river empties into Turnagain Arm after flowing 20 miles (32 km) to a broad marshy delta alongside the deltas of Portage Creek and the Placer River. Contrary to popular belief, the source of the river is not Twentymile Glacier.

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