The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Selawik Lake

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_461

Selawik Lake – located 11 km southwest of Selawik, Alaska, United States. The lake is adjacent to the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge and the Baldwin Peninsula, feeding into the Hotham Inlet and Kotzebue Sound. S. L. is the third largest lake in Alaska after Iliamna Lake and Becharof Lake and seventeenth largest lake in the United States. Its Eskimo name “Chilivik” (meaning probably an Eskimo tribe or village) was first reported by Lieutenant L. Zagoskin.

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