Information About

Corbin Creek

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Corbin Creek on The Map

Location

61 ° 6' 38.16" N,
146 ° 12' 37.8" W

Region

Valdez

Nearest City

Valdez

Tributary to

Valdez Glacier Stream

Tributaries

Corbin Glacier,

Length

6.37 mi (10.25 km)

Width

12.00 ft (3.66 m)

Elevation

26 ft (7.92 m)

Uses

Corbin Creek in Detail.

Getting There

The easiest way to Corbin Creek is to take the old road (gated) that leads behind Robe River Subdivision. It crosses Corbin Creek.

About

Corbin Creek used to flow into Robe Lake so it's coordinates appear to be wrong on maps as waterways GPS coordinates are at the waterways mouth. In the late 1930s, a branch of Valdez Glacier Stream diverted into Corbin Creek, causing a rapid deposition of glacial sediments in Robe Lake. The silt quickly reduced the depth of the lake and altered spawning habitat. In the late 1950s, a dike was constructed that diverted Corbin Creek into Valdez Glacier Stream. Diversion of Corbin Creek has reduced sedimentation, but the shallow depth resulting from the deposited sediment and increased water clarity, allowing for increased photosynthetic activity, have caused natural eutrophication of Robe Lake to accelerate. The portion of Corbin Creek downstream from the dike has retained some clear- water flow from groundwater seepage.

Corbin Creek is too shallow and brushy to navigate by boat or raft.

History

Naming: Corbin Creek was a local name used as it flows from Corbin Glacier published by the USGS in the 1950's. Read on Corbin Glacier for it's names origin.

Corbin Creek Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Corbin Creek.

Places Near Corbin Creek
Basins:

Washbowl Basin,

Capes:

Jackson Point,

Cities:

Valdez,

Crags:

Valdez Glacier Campground Wall, Lookout Rock, Panorama Point,

Dams:

Solomon Gulch Dam A, Solomon Gulch Dam B, Solomon Lake Dam,

Flats:

Duck Flats,

Glaciers:

Camicia Glacier, G-g-g-g-g Glacier, Johnson Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Rubin Glacier, Valdez Glacier,

Routes:

Wowie Zowie,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Allison Lake, Crater Lake, Deep Lake, Robe Lake, Solomon Gulch Lake, Solomon Lake, Valdez Glacier Lake,

Locales:

Airport Chute, Area 51, Cabell Chute, Chuck Chute, Chuck Junior, Delta Chute, Grant Chute, Jago Chute, Lookout Bowl, Lucky 13, Runner's Delight, Sentinel, Sheepshead Chute, Tombstone Wall,

Mountains:

Prospectors Peak, Abercrombie Mountain, Mount Denson, East Peak, Mount Francis, Hogsback, Mount Kate, Mummy Mountain, Mount Schrader, Sugarloaf Mountain, West Peak,

Peaks:

Benzene, Bob's Knob, Mount Bonet, Comstock, Embick, Heidi Peak, High Back, Snow Dome, Titan Chair,

Rivers:

Lowe River, Robe River,

Routes:

Lazy Days, No Floss Necessary, Route number 1, Route number 3, Trim the Bush, Wet Finish,

Routes:

Dragon's Teeth, Route number 2,

Streams:

Abercrombie Creek, Allison Creek, Brevier Creek, Cameron Creek, Camicia Creek, Canyon Slough, Corbin Creek, Crooked Creek, Dayville Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Goat Creek, Horsetail Creek, Mineral Creek, Slater Creek, Valdez Glacier Stream, Wood Creek,

Routes:

Area 51 Access Trail, Dayville Power Line Trail, Dock Point Trail, Mount Francis Winter Trail, High School Hill, High School Hill to Summit Trail, High School Hill Water Tower Trail, Hogsback Trail, Homestead Trail, John Hunter Memorial Trail, Levee to Valdez Glacier Trail, Lost Toque Trail, Mineral Creek East Trail, Mineral Creek Stamp Mill Trail, Mineral Creek West Trail, Northern Robe Lake Trail, River Drive Trail, Robe River Hogsback Access Trail, Shoup Bay Trail, Solomon Gulch Valdez Overlook Spur, Southern Robe Lake Trail, Valdez Bike Path, Valdez Overlook Trail,

Valleys:

Abercrombie Gulch, Goat Gully, Solomon Gulch, Sulphide Gulch,

Cities:

Old Valdez,