The Nushagak River is a river in southwest Alaska, at about 60°50' North 154° West. "Riverine" redirects here For the use of that term in Maritime geography, see there Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent It begins in the Alaska Range and flows southwest 450 km (280 miles) to Nushagak Bay, an inlet of Bristol Bay, east of Dillingham, Alaska. The Alaska Range is a relatively narrow 650-km-long (400 mi Mountain range in the southcentral region of the U Bristol Bay ( Iilgayaq in Central Yup'ik) is the eastern-most arm of the Bering Sea, at 57° to 59° North 157° to 162° West Dillingham (ˈdɪlɪŋhæm or Curyung, is a city in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States.
The Mulchatna River is a major tributary. The Mulchatna River is a River in Alaska. The Mulchatna River is located in Southwest Alaska Other navigable tributaries include the Nuyakuk River and the King Salmon River. Jet-boats are commonly used to access these tributaries and the upper Nushagak. The Iowithla River and the Kokwok River are smaller tributaries.
The villages of Portage Creek, Ekwok, Koliganek and New Stuyahok are on the river. Ekwok is a city in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States. Koliganek is a Census-designated place (CDP in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States. New Stuyahok is a city in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States. The town of Dillingham (Pop. Dillingham (ˈdɪlɪŋhæm or Curyung, is a city in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States. 2,466) is on Nushagak Bay. Nushagak Bay is one of the largest estuaries of the US state of Alaska 's Bristol Bay, a large body of water in the eastern Bering Sea north
The Nushagak River is downstream of the proposed Pebble Mine, whose tailings storage lake would sit at the headwaters of the Koktuli River, one of the Nushagak's tributaries. Pebble Mine is the common name of an advanced mineral exploration project investigating large Copper, Gold, and Molybdenum deposits in the Bristol Villages on the Nushagak are among the major opponents of the proposal
All five species of Pacific salmon (Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Chum and Pink) spawn in the river or its tributaries. Salmon is the common name for several species of Fish of the family Salmonidae. Commercial, subsistence and sport fishing are important in the area. For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. Most notable is the annual run of King (Chinook) Salmon which occurs from mid June to mid July. Rainbow trout, northern pike, grayling, burbot, whitefish and arctic char are also present in the Nushagak.