Information About

Kotsina River

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Kotsina River on The Map

Location

61 ° 32' 24" N,
144 ° 24' 30" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Tributary to

Copper River

Tributaries

Kluvesna River,

Length

42 mi (67.59 km)

Elevation

476 ft (145.08 m)

Uses

Kotsina River in Detail.

About

heads at glacier at about 614600N1434500W, flows SW 42 mi. to Copper River, 2 mi. NE of Chitina and 67 mi. NE of Valdez; Copper River Basin.

History

Ahtena Indian name meaning "coal river (kho-tsi-tns)," spelled Katz-zelena and Katselena in 1898 by Captain W. R. Abercrombie, USA. W. J. Peters, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), used the Kotsina spelling on an 1899 fieldsheet.