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Three Books on Aleknagik

This week our “Three Books on …” series takes us to the community of Aleknagik. Here is a description of Aleknagik’s location and climate from the Alaska Communities Database:

Aleknagik is located at the head of Wood River on the southeast end of Lake Aleknagik, 16 miles northwest of Dillingham. The community lies at approximately 59.273060° North Latitude and -158.617780° West Longitude. (Sec. 31, T010S, R055W, Seward Meridian.) Aleknagik is located in the Bristol Bay Recording District. The area encompasses 11.6 sq. miles of land and 7.2 sq. miles of water. Aleknagik is in a transitional climate zone. The primary influence is maritime, although a continental climate does affect the weather here. Average summer temperatures range from 30 to 66 °F. Average winter temperatures range from 4 to 30 °F. Annual precipitation is 20 to 35 inches and annual snowfall is 93 inches. Fog and low clouds are common during July and August and may preclude access. The lake and river are ice-free from June through mid-November.

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books with Aleknagik as a subject, among others:

Aleknagik School (Aleknagik, Alaska). 2004. The Aleknagik way: Alaskan style. [Aleknagik, AK]: Aleknagik School.

Aleknagik (Alaska), and Stadum Group. 2003. 20-year comprehensive strategic development plan, 2003. Aleknagik, Alaska: City of Aleknagik. – This book is available online and is a good source of local history and demographic information.

Aleknagik, Alaska: village study, 1966. 1966. Alaska?: Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Join us next week as our trek through WorldCat takes us to Aleneva.

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