Yukon River

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Yu·kon River

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.
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Yukon River

(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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From there, the 14-dog teams will cross two mountain ranges, the frozen Yukon River and dangerous sea ice along the Bering Sea Coast.
Written and illustrated by Denise Lawson, "Black Bear Goes to Washington" is based on the real adventures of Black Bear, a sled dog who spent 11 years in a remote part of Alaska along the Yukon River. Children ages 5-8 will learn about this endearing sled dog's life in the Alaskan bush and her journey of discovery after she arrives in Washington.
Weymouth wrote Kings of the Yukon during a four-month canoe trip down the Yukon river, which is almost 2,000 miles long.
In Fort Yukon, on the upper Yukon River 135 miles northeast of Fairbanks, a gallon of heating oil cost $6.35 this fall.
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.
There is a long-standing relationship between the Athabascan, Inupiaq, and Yup'ik people living along the Yukon River (Figure 1).
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. With this information they studied throughout the year the glacial meltwater flow from two small mountain glaciers in the region and looked at the meltwater's influence on mountain streams, rivers, and groundwater.
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).

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