Black River

No Reviews. Leave the first review
Quick Facts
  • Location: 62 ° 21' 25" N, 165 ° 20' 38" W
  • Region: Wade Hampton (CA)
  • Uses:
  • Tributaries: Anakshek Pass,

Details

About
heads in lake at 615800N1640600W, flows NW to Bering Sea, 1.5 mi. N of Black, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. 90 miles long.

History
Local name; reported by Dall (1870, p. 275), U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS); so called because the waters of this river are clear and black compared to the muddy color of others in this area. Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 3), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), shows the Russian-Eskimo name "Protoka Kipunayak" meaning "Kipunayak Passage" which corresponds to the present-day Eskimo name for this stream often written "Kip-nai-ak." The Eskimo name refers in meaning to the curves or twists of the stream.

Reviews

Feedback

Sign in to send us feedback.
Let us know how you think this page on Black River could be improved, what questions were left unanswered.
If you have concerns about Black River, send those in and we will forward those on to proper care takers.
If you have insights you would like to share we welcome those as well.