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Yentna River
Country United States of America
Physical characteristics
Main source East Fork Yentna River and
West Fork Yentna River
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
200 ft (61 m)
River mouth Susitna River
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
26 ft (7.9 m)
Length 75 mi (121 km)

The Yentna River is a river in South Central Alaska, formed by its East Fork and West Fork at 62°16′50″N 151°46′26″W / 62.28056°N 151.77389°W / 62.28056; -151.77389, flows South-East to Susitna River, 30 miles (48 km) North-West of Anchorage, Alaska; Cook Inlet Low.

History

Tanaina Indian name reported by Spurr (1900, p. 46), United States Geological Survey. "Sometimes called Johnson River after the first white man to ascend it."

Watershed

Location of Susitna, Alaska

It begins in the Mount Dall and Yentna glacier systems and flows southeast to the Susitna River 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Susitna. The river system (including upstream tributaries) is about 100 miles (160 km) long.

Tributaries

From mouth to source:

Lake Creek just about 8 miles down river from Bottle Creek. Major fishing area: kings, reds, silvers. Winter sports, hunting. Moose Creek, Indian Creek, Fish lakes Creek, Hewitt Creek, Malone's Slough, Donkey Creek, Johnson Creek, Clearwater Creek, Rich Creek, Flag Creek, Delta Creek, Fourth of July Creek, & Kichatna River round out the rest of the main Yentna River Tributaries.

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