Information About

Contact Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

68 ° 9' 0" N,
151 ° 44' 30" W

Region

North Slope

Nearest City

Anaktuvuk Pass

Elevation

2205 ft (672.08 m)

Contact Creek in Detail.

About

flows to John River at Anaktuvuk Pass, Brooks Range. 9 miles long.

History

So named in 1901 by Schrader (1904, p. 63), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), because the stream follows a faultline, being a contact between two different geological formations. The Eskimo name for this stream is "Nachramkunga," meaning "divide creek" (Rausch, 1951, p. 151); so called because it is on the divide between the John and Anaktuvuk Rivers.