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Selawik River Professional Review and Guide
"From its headwaters in the Zane Hills, the Selawik River gathers water from the surrounding Kobuk lowlands and flows between the Kiliovilik Range and the Purcell Mountains and out onto the flats of Selawik National Wildlife Refuge. The upper river offers views of the mountains to the north and south. Downriver, the country flattens out and the river traverses miles of rich wetlands teeming with bird life. The river meanders slowly for more than 200 miles to Selawik Lake, which drains into Hotham Inlet and then into Kotzebue Sound and the Chukchi Sea. The current decreases drastically on the lower river (below the Kugarak River), where the Selawik becomes a single channel up to 125 feet wide. On the lower river, traveling in the early morning or late evening is usually best for avoiding upriver winds."
--Karen Jettmar, The Alaska River Guide (Menasha Ridge Press).
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