Takotna River

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 62 ° 57' 47" N, 155 ° 35' 53" W
  • Region: Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)
  • Uses:
  • Length: 120 mi (193.12 km)
  • Elevation: 325 ft (99.06 m)
  • Tributary to: Kuskokwim River
  • Tributaries: Nixon Fork,

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About
heads at confluence of Little Waldren Fork and Moore Creek, 623230N, 1564730W, flows NE to Kuskokwim River N of McGrath, Kilbuck-Kuskokwim Mts.

History
Ingalik Indian name reported in 1838 by Alexander Kolmakov who was followed in 1842-44 by Lieutenant L. A. Zagoskin, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), who wrote it "Tochotno" and "Tochatno." W. S. Post, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), spelled the name "Tachatna" on an 1898 fieldsheet. The present spelling was established in 1908 by A. G. Maddren, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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