THE YUKON RIVER


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The Yukon River has a lot of wildlife, characteristics, recreation, transport and history it is struggling to be what it was years ago "a great river".

location

The Yukon River starts at British Columbia, Canada and ends at the Bering Sea, Alaska. The river got its name by a tribe called Locheux the name is called yuk-un-ah which means great river. The river connects to Tanana River and Pelly River which connect to others. There are many briges and lots of waterfalls on the Yukon River but there are none that are well none. The widest part on the river is not none because it is changing by the second with tides and waters power.



characteristics

The Yukon River is 3185 km long. The largest boat that could pass the Yukon River is crusiers and also fishing boats. The Yukon River is polluted by mining because of the process with oil and gold, manufacturing all the factories on the side of the river are polluting the waters with the dangerous and toxic stuff in the factories and the military with the left overs they have left on the ground and other usages. The Yukon River is frozen for Winter, progresses through Autumn, and melts during Spring. The Yukon Rivers worst flood was may 24 2009 it was 20 feet higher than the previous flood which was the record.


wildlife

The Yukon River is one of the the longest salmon migration in the world. It goes through a cycle which the salmon go up stream to lay there eggs while the farther goes matting the mum will lay its egg and pass away. There are a lot of birds on the Yukon River but the major one is hawks and eagles because of the salmon mainly. there are a lot of bears that adventure for the large stock of fish they normally head to the top of waterfalls while the salmon are jumping. Most of the fish in the Yukon River migrate a lot because the river is frozen for nearly half of the year.

recreation

The Yukon Rivers recreation is fishing, tourism, kayaking, jobs, money and a lot more. Not a lot of people would swim in the river but scientist dive down today on former paddle steamers for research and any important and left over items. There are no locks on the Yukon River because the Yukon River is frozen for nearly half of the year.


transport

The transportation on the Yukon River is kayaking, fishing boats, cruisers, ferries, dinghies and a lot more. There use to be large paddle steamers on the river as they started at Whitehorse and then headed up stream to other venues.


history

The Yukon River is thought as a God to the native people on the Yukon River. There are not much sacred sights on the side of the Yukon River but there are many under water sights like big boats that have sunk. It brings a lot of research to the river and a lot of tourism. There are many tribes that are on the side of the river lifting there food tied up on the top of the trees for bears there is perfect food cycle for them though having one of the biggest salmon stocks in the world.


The Yukon River has some of the best wildlife in the world being attracted by a large food cycle. The Yukon River cant let this slip with mining, manufacturing and military uses. The Yukon River is half a river it use to be ten years ago.



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This is a birds eye view of the Yukon Rivers basin

This is a video of the Yukon River when its ice is breaking in Spring






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This is a birbs eye view of the Yukon River in Spring
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This is the Yukon River in winter when the river is frozen