Avingak Creek

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 69 ° 24' 58" N, 161 ° 21' 17" W
  • Region: North Slope
  • Uses:
  • Elevation: 358 ft (109.12 m)


flows to Kokolik River, 15 mi. N of Archimedes Ridge, Arctic Slope. 28 miles long.

Named by Chapman and Sable (1960, p. 52), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). "Avingak" is the Eskimo word for the lemming. The stream was so named because these animals were abundant here during the 1949 field season.



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