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Three Books on Big Lake

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

Big Lake is a community on the shore of Big Lake, 13 miles southwest of Wasilla, in the Chugach Mountains. It lies adjacent to Houston and Knik-Fairview. The community lies at approximately 61.525590° North Latitude and -149.941500° West Longitude. (Sec. 28, T017N, R003W, Seward Meridian.) Big Lake is located in the Palmer Recording District. January temperatures range from -33 to 33 °F. July temperatures can vary from 42 to 83 °F. Precipitation averages 14 inches of rain and 48 inches of snow per year.

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

Big Lake Planning Team. 2008. Big Lake comprehensive plan update: draft, October 2008 Revised January 2009. Anchorage, Alaska: Agnew Beck. Read this book online.

Fortner-Welch, Laurae. 2002. Big Lake, Alaska: beginnings. Big Lake, Alaska: Big Lake Library Advocates.

Barrett, Bruce M. 1973. Fish Creek-Big Lake smolt and adult sockeye salmon investigations. Department of Fish and Game Lower Cook Inlet Data Reports 73-01 Thru 74-08. Homer: Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries.

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

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