in the Lake and Peninsula Borough
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- (ig ee uh' gig)
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Fisheries Participation and Earnings
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Geography and Climate
- Igiugig is located on the Alaska Peninsula on the south shore of the Kvichak River, which flows from Iliamna Lake. It is 50 air miles northeast of King Salmon and 48 miles southwest of Iliamna.
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- Sq Mi Land
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- Igiugig lies within the transitional climatic zone. Average summer temperatures range from 42 to 62 °F; winter temperatures average 6 to 30 °F. The record high is 91 °F, and the record low is -47 °F. Precipitation averages 26 inches annually, with 64 inches of snow.
History and Culture
- Kiatagmuit Eskimos originally lived on the north bank of the Kvichak River in the village of Kaskanak and used Igiugig as a summer fish camp. At the turn of the century, these people moved upriver to the present site of Igiugig. People from Branch also moved to Igiugig as it began to develop. Today, about one-third of residents can trace their roots back to the Branch River village. A post office was established in 1934 but was discontinued in 1954. Commercial and subsistence fishing sustain the community.
- Historically an Eskimo village, the population is now primarily Alutiiq and depends upon commercial fishing and a subsistence lifestyle. Sport fishing attracts visitors during summer months.
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- Central Yup'ik
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- Igiugig Village
- Igiugig is located in southwestern Alaska, on the south bank of the mouth of the Kvichak River and Lake Iliamna. It is accessible by water and air. Charter flights are available from Iliamna and King Salmon. The state owns and maintains a gravel runway. A small public dock is available. Barges deliver goods from Naknek or Dillingham in the fall. Igiugig Corporation operates a barge system on Lake Iliamna.
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