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Matanuska River

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The Matanuska River is a glacial river that separates the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. It flows about 90 miles through spectacular mountain valleys from the Matanuska Glacier to the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet. The Matanuska is a classic glacial river, very silty during the summer and a clear turquoise in winter. The Matanuska meanders, sometimes destructively, in a wide channel south of Palmer. It has chomped into the bank, destroying homes and property.



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Old bridge over the Matanuska River near Palmer, Alaska (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River (2-14-03)



Matanuska River from Glenn Highway overlook north of Palmer, Alaska (2-14-03)




Matanuska River from Glenn Highway overlook north of Palmer, Alaska (2-14-03)




Matanuska River from Glenn Highway overlook north of Palmer, Alaska (2-14-03)




Matanuska River from Glenn Highway overlook north of Palmer, Alaska r (2-14-03)




Matanuska River from Glenn Highway overlook north of Palmer, Alaska (2-14-03)




Matanuska River from Glenn Highway overlook north of Palmer, Alaska (2-14-03)

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page updated February 3, 2012

 

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