- A common cause of flooding in Alaska is the breakup from ice jams.
- The timing and severity of ice jam breakup is regulated by the weather and climate: weather patterns control the breakup process, and climate variability influences each element of breakup.
- The village of Emmonak, Alaska was originally called “Kwiguk,” a Yup'ik word that means “big stream.” Nearly all of Emmonak’s almost 800 residents are American Indian or Alaska Native.
- More people each year in Alaska are injured by moose than by bears.
- Frost often creates large cracks in Alaska’s pavements, making motorcycle use extremely dangerous.
- Kotzebue sits on the Baldwin Peninsula in Kotzebue Sound. It is 26 miles above the Arctic Circle.
- In Kotzebue, the average low temperature during January is -12 degrees, and the average high during July is just 58.
- Most travel to and from Kotzebue is done by air. There are generally daily flights to Anchorage and the region’s villages.
- Yup'ik Eskimos established Bethel. Because of the nearby fish smokehouse, residents called the village “Mumtrekhlogamute,” which means “Smokehouse People.”
- Residents in Napakiak, Alaska are mainly Yup'ik Eskimos who follow a fishing and subsistence lifestyle. Subsistence foods like fish, various waterfowl, moose, bear, and seals provide about half of the local diet.
- Napakiak, Alaska has a population of 359.
- The weather in Napakiak is influenced by storms in the Bering Sea. The community gets an average of 50 inches of snow each year.
April 05, 2013
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