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Selawik River, Alaska

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Managing Agency:

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Selawik National Wildlife Refuge


Designated Reach:

December 2, 1980. The segment from a fork of the headwaters in T12N, R10E, Kateel River meridian, to the confluence of the Kugarak River within the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 160.0 miles; Total — 160.0 miles.

Selawik River

Selawik River

Lying entirely within the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge, this river is known for its fishing and variety of wildlife. The Selawik Valley is an important waterfowl nesting area and seasonally supports much of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, which numbers over 500,000.