Information About

Kwethluk River

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Kwethluk River on The Map

Location

60 ° 48' 50" N,
161 ° 26' 53" W

Region

Bethel (CA)

Tributary to

Kuskokuak Slough

Tributaries

Akulikutak River,

Length

85 mi (136.79 km)

Elevation

13 ft (3.96 m)

Kwethluk River in Detail.

About

heads at 600500N1600000W, flows NW to Kuskokuak Slough, 10 mi. E of Bethel, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

History

Eskimo name shown as "Kwiklimut," meaning "Kwikli (river) people," and "Kwikluk" on an 1898 fieldsheet by W. S. Post, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), according to information obtained from J. H. Kilbuck, Moravian missionary. The present spelling was used by A. G. Maddren (in Brooks, 1915, p. 355), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).