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Three Books on Birch Creek

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

The village is located along Birch Creek, approximately 26 miles southwest of Fort Yukon. The community lies at approximately 66.256190° North Latitude and -145.849670° West Longitude. (Sec. 28, T017N, R009E, Fairbanks Meridian.) Birch Creek is located in the Fairbanks Recording District. Birch Creek has a continental subarctic climate, characterized by seasonal extremes of temperature. Winters are long and harsh, and summers are warm and short. The average high temperature during July ranges from 65 to 72 °F. The average low temperature during January is well below zero. Extended periods of -50 to -60 °F are common. Extreme temperatures have been measured, ranging from a low of -71 to a high of 97 °F. Annual precipitation averages 6.5 inches, and snowfall averages 43.4 inches per year. Birch Creek is ice-free from mid-June to mid-October.

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

Alaska. 1995. Final report: dump cleanup, Birch Creek, Alaska. Juneau, AK: Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Facility Construction and Operation, Village Safe Water.

Birch Creek (Alaska). 1982. Village of Birch Creek capital improvement requests, fiscal year 1983. [Birch Creek, Alaska]: Village of Birch Creek.

Alaska. 1980. Project manual for Birch Creek maintenance facility. Anchorage, Alaska (4111 Aviation Dr., Anchorage 99502): The Division.

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

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