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Three Books on Chefornak

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

Chefornak is located on the south bank of the Kinia River, at its junction with the Keguk River, in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The village lies within the Clarence Rhode National Wildlife Refuge, established for migratory waterfowl protection. Chefornak is 98 air miles southwest of Bethel and 490 miles southwest of Anchorage. The community lies at approximately 60.160000° North Latitude and -164.265830° West Longitude. (Sec. 19, T001N, R086W, Seward Meridian.) Chefornak is located in the Bethel Recording District. The area encompasses 5.7 sq. miles of land and 0.8 sq. miles of water. Chefornak is located in a marine climate. Precipitation averages 22 inches, with 43 inches of snowfall annually. Summer temperatures range from 41 to 57 °F. Winter temperatures range 6 to 24 °F.

You can learn more about Chefornak by reading their full profile from the Alaska Community Database.

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

Fryer Pressley Engineering, and Alaska Energy Authority. 1989. Chefornak fuel system study. Anchorage, Alaska (560 E. 34th Ave., suite 300, Anchorage 99503): Fryer/Pressley Engineering, Inc.

Lehrman, Raymond H. 1983. Bilingual/bicultural needs assessment report for Chefornak: Lower Kuskokwim School District. Bethel, Alaska: Lower Kuskokwim School District, Bilingual/Bicultural Dept.

Nowak, Leonard W. 1968. Final report, domestic water and excreta disposal facilities in the village of Chefornak, Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska: U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Division of Indian Health, Alaska Native Health Area Office.

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

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