Skwentna River

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Skwentna River
Skwentna River is located in Alaska
Skwentna River
Location of the mouth of the Skwentna River in Alaska
CountryUnited States of America
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ coordinates61°25′57″N 152°40′47″W / 61.43250°N 152.67972°W / 61.43250; -152.67972[2]
South Twin Glacier
 ⁃ elevation3,500 ft (1,100 m)[1]
 ⁃ coordinates
61°59′8″N 151°8′23″W / 61.98556°N 151.13972°W / 61.98556; -151.13972Coordinates: 61°59′8″N 151°8′23″W / 61.98556°N 151.13972°W / 61.98556; -151.13972[2]
Yentna River
 ⁃ elevation
125 ft (38 m)[2]
Length100 mi (160 km)[2]

The Skwentna River[3] is a river in the southwestern part of Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska.


Tanaina Indian name reported in 1898 by Spurr (1900,p. 48), USGS, as "Skwent River."[2]


Heads at South Twin Glacier at 61°26′00″N 152°41′00″W / 61.43333°N 152.68333°W / 61.43333; -152.68333, flows North and East to Yentna River, 63 miles (101 km) North of Tyonek, Alaska Cook Inlet Low.[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Skwentna River source from USGS-GNIS". MSR Maps.
  2. ^ a b c d e f U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Skwentna River
  3. ^ United States Geological Survey Hydrological Unit Code: