Category Archives: Cook Inlet

Cook Inlet stretches 180 miles (290 km) from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage in south-central Alaska. Cook Inlet branches into the Knik Arm and Turnagain Arm at its northern end, almost surrounding Anchorage.

The watershed covers about 100,000 km² of southern Alaska, east of the Aleutian Range and south of the Alaska Range, receiving water from its tributaries the Knik River, the Little Susitna River, and the Susitna and Matanuska rivers. The watershed includes the drainage areas of Mount McKinley. Within the watershed there are several national parks and the active volcano Mount Redoubt, along with three other historically active volcanoes. Cook Inlet provides navigable access to the port of Anchorage at the northern end, and to the smaller Homer port further south. Approximately 400,000 people live within the Cook Inlet watershed. Before the growth of Anchorage, Knik was the destination for most marine traffic in upper Cook Inlet.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Alaska Cook Inlet Beluga Whale

Alaska Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Beluga Whales In Alaska’s Cook Inlet Endangered The government has declared Beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet endangered, and they’ll need special protection if they’re going to survive. The number of whales plummeted 50 percent … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Alaska Cook Inlet

Alaska Cook Inlet Race is on: Two firms scramble to get jack-up rigs to Cook Inlet, get well in By Tim Bradner   Two independent companies are in a race to get a jack-up rig to Cook Inlet this summer. … Continue reading

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