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Salcha River-Tanana River confluence (near Salcha, Alaska, USA) 1 | by James St. John
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Salcha River-Tanana River confluence (near Salcha, Alaska, USA) 1

(photo by Kira Harris)

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(oblique aerial view; looking ~south; looking upstream)

(field of view: 5.0 to 5.5 kilometers across the middle of the picture)

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The Tanana River in central and eastern Alaska is an almost 600 mile long, northwest-flowing tributary of the Yukon River. The photo depicts a highly braided stream with numerous intertwined channels and mid-river sediment bars. The floodplain on the left has a meandering stream.

 

The sinuous river extending off-frame to the left, in the approximate middle of the picture & just "above" the road, is the Salcha River, a west-southwest-flowing tributary of the Tanana River.

 

Locality: Salcha River-Tanana River confluence, near the town of Salcha, ~53 air-kilometers south-southeast of Fairbanks, east-central Alaska, USA (64° 28' 14.15" North latitude, 147° 01’ 01.30" West longitude)

 

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Taken on July 29, 2017