Information About

Osviak River

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Osviak River on The Map

Location

58 ° 47' 3" N,
161 ° 11' 25" W

Region

Dillingham (CA)

Length

36 mi (57.94 km)

Uses

Osviak River in Detail.

About

heads at 590600N1610000W flows SW to Hagemeister Strait at Estus Point, 27 mi. SE of Platinum, Kilbuck-Kuskokwim Mts.

History

Eskimo name reported in 1849 by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map4), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), as "R(eka) Azvichvyak." In 1880 Ivan Petroff (1884) reported the name of the Eskimo village at its mouth as "Aziavik." According to Frank Waskey, local trader and prospector, "Uzavigiak" is a variation. The local name Osviak River, reported in 1947 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), was derived from this name.

Places Near Osviak River
Bars:

Asigyukpak Spit,

Capes:

Estus Point,

Channels:

Hagemeister Strait,

Lakes:

Norseman Lake,

Mountains:

Downdraft Mountain, Virgo Mountain,

Rivers:

Osviak River,

Cities:

Aziavik (historical),