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Navigable Waters Map


The mission of the Division of Mining, Land & Water's Navigability Project is to protect the public rights associated with navigable and public waters, and to ensure that the state's title to lands beneath navigable waters is protected.

Contact Navigability Team

James H. Walker
Natural Resource Manager II
Dept. of Natural Resources
Div. of Mining, Land & Water
Phone: (907) 269-4755
Fax: (907) 269-5043
Email James

Navigable Waters Map

Navigable Waters Web Map Disclaimer

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This map is being developed as directed in AS 38.04.062.

"navigable water" means water that, at the time the state achieved statehood, was used, or was susceptible of being used, in its ordinary condition as a highway for commerce over which trade and travel were or could have been conducted in the customary modes of trade and travel on water; the use or potential use does not need to have been without difficulty, extensive, or long and continuous. [AS 38.04.062 (g)(1)]

Omission of any waters from this map is not intended as a designation that it is not navigable.

This map does not identify all navigable waters due to scales and/or data limitations. Further, water not included is not considered either navigable or non-navigable until the commissioner has made a determination as to its navigability at the time the state achieved statehood. In addition, the commissioner may make corrections and alterations of this map to maintain accuracy. [AS 38.08.062 (d)]

This is a graphical representation only and is not meant for navigational purposes.

Source documents remain the official record. Consult Land Administration System (LAS) case file for additional information:

For more information on Navigable Waters visit:

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