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A wide section of the muddy Yukon River stretches through a lush green valley with low green hills to either side. Several long islands separate the waters. Did You Know?
Glacial silt from massive glaciers at its mountainous headwaters in the Yukon Territory, Canada, dirties the Yukon River in spring, summer, and fall. In winter, the river runs crystal clear after the glaciers and streams freeze, ceasing erosion and glacial scouring until the following spring.