Information About

Chitina River

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Chitina River on The Map

Location

61 ° 29' 50" N,
144 ° 25' 10" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Tributary to

Copper River

Tributaries

Quartz Creek, Quartz Creek,

Length

112 mi (180.25 km)

Elevation

466 ft (142.04 m)

Uses

Chitina River in Detail.

About

heads at Chitina Glacier, flows WNW 112 mi. to Copper River, 1.2 mi. E of Chitina and 66 mi. NE of Valdez; Chugach Mts. 112 miles long.

History

Indian name meaning "copper river" reported by Dall (1870, p. 272) who spelled it "Chechitno" and "Chetchitno." H. T. Allen, USA, spelled it "Chittyna" in 1885. was spelled various ways by later explorers.