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Friday, 19 August 2011 06:46

British Columbia Heritage Rivers Program - Stikine River

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The Stikine River originates in the Cassiar and Stikine Mountains of northwestern British Columbia and drains a 51,000-square-kilometre basin before crossing the border with the United States on the Alaska Panhandle and discharging through several channels into the Pacific. The upper portion of the river basin is a semi-arid plateau of up to 1,900 metres in elevation,

while the lower portion of the river drains a heavily-glaciated region of the Coast Mountains characterized by high precipitation. The main tributary the Iskut River joins the Stikine 11 km upstream from the Alaska border and accounts for about 25% of the river's flow....

 

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