Information About

Driftwood Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

68 ° 50' 27" N,
161 ° 7' 3" W

Region

North Slope

Elevation

1339 ft (408.13 m)

Uses

Driftwood Creek in Detail.

About

Heading on the W slope of Thunder Mountain in the De Long Mountains, flowing NW to the Utukok River, 42 mi. N of Misheguk Mtn., 10 mi SW of Meat Mountain, Brooks Range. 35 miles long.

History

Named in 1925 by a U.S. Geological Survey exploring party because of the utilization of driftwood found along its banks for fuel. The Eskimo name for this stream is "Karvak" (Chapman and Sable, 1960, p. 53).