Yukon River


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Yu·kon River

 (yo͞o′kŏn′)
A river flowing about 3,185 km (1,980 mi) from southern Yukon Territory, Canada, through Alaska to the Bering Sea. It was a major route to the Klondike during the gold rush of 1897-1898.

Yukon River

n
(Placename) a river in NW North America, rising in NW Canada on the border between the Yukon Territory and British Columbia: flows northwest into Alaska, US, and then southwest to the Bering Sea; navigable for about 2850 km (1775 miles) to Whitehorse. Length: 3185 km (1979 miles)
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Noun1.Yukon River - a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering SeaYukon River - a North American river that flows westward from the Yukon Territory through central Alaska to the Bering Sea
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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One major concern is that this trapped mercury could seep into nearby waterways and transform into methylmercury, a toxin that can cause motor impairment and birth defects in animals, Edda Mutter, science director for the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council, said in a statement, according to media reports.
A research team analyzed meteorology data for the years 1947-2016 and in 2015-16 took hydrological measurements from Alaska's Tanana River watershed, a major tributary to the Yukon River.
Researchers, led by Canadian geomorphologist Daniel Shugar, used a combination of hydrological measurements and elevation models, to determine that in late May 2016, the Slims River, which flowed northward into Kluane Lake (and then to the Yukon River, ultimately discharging into the Bering Sea), reversed its flow.
Niall's adventures include cycling 1,500 miles along the Khunjerab pass in the Himalayas, canoeing along the Yukon river in Canada, manhauling across Greenland Icecap in temperatures of -42C, and rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.
In the Yukon basin, water temperature was monitored on the Yukon River at Carmacks, and on the Klondike River above Bonanza Creek (Brabets et al, 2000).
The trail led us to a series of long lakes which eventually drain into the mighty Yukon River that snakes all the way to Dawson.
For over 20 years, Faith has been a mentor and positive role model to children in her community and other communities along the Yukon River.
WEDNESDAY, BBC2, 7PM Nine years after being blown up in Afghanistan, ex-soldier Ben Parkinson takes on a gruelling mission to canoe hundreds of miles down Canada's mighty Yukon River.
Paper titles include, Rain/No Rain Classification Using Passive Microwave Radiometers, Water Use and Stream-Aquifer-Phreatophyte Interaction Along a Tamarisk-Dominated Segment of the Lower Colorado River, Spatial Patterns of River Width in the Yukon River Basin, Dominant Patterns of Water Storage Changes in the Nile Basin During 2003-2013, and Challenges for Observing and Modeling the Global Water Cycle.
Perrin tracked Novak all the way to Alaska's Chilkoot Trail and down the perilous Yukon River, finally arresting Novak in Dawson City.
They reside in Alaska along the Anvik River in Anvik, along the Innoko River in Shageluk, and at Holy Cross along the lower Yukon River.
With just a couple of clicks on a smartphone, a consumer standing at the seafood counter can learn that "this fresh Keta salmon was harvested three days ago by the Yup'ik Eskimo using dip nets at the mouth of the Yukon River .

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