in the Bethel Census Area
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- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (ka sig' luck); alt. Kaseglok
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Geography and Climate
- Kasigluk is on the Johnson River in the Kuskokwim River Delta, 26 miles northwest of Bethel. The community is comprised of Old and New Kasigluk, surrounded by the Johnson River and a network of lakes.
- The area's precipitation averages 16 inches annually, with snowfall of 50 inches. Summer temperatures range from 62 to 42 °F; winter temperatures are 19 to -2 °F.
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History and Culture
- It is an Eskimo village listed as one of the "Tundra Villages" in the 1939 U.S. Census, with a population of 66. A post office was established in 1962. It incorporated as a city in 1982 but was dissolved on Oct. 21, 1996, in favor of the traditional village council.
- Kasigluk is a Yup'ik Eskimo community practicing a fishing and subsistence lifestyle.
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- Kasigluk Traditional Elders Council
- Local Option Restrictions
- Ban sale and importation of alcohol.
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- A state-owned gravel airstrip provides chartered or private air transportation year-round. Locals use skiffs in the summer and snowmobiles, ATVs, and dogsleds in the winter to travel to Bethel and other nearby villages. Winter trails exist to nearby Nunapitchuk (two and a half miles to the northeast) and Atmautluak (eight miles east), as well as a longer winter trail to Chefornak, a village 83 miles southwest of Kasigluk, near the coast of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta on the Kinia River. As of 2011 community leaders reported that no docking facilities are present in Kasigluk, and the only vessels that can be accommodated locally are barges. Barges from Bethel deliver fuel and supplies during summer months. A dock, small boat harbor, and seaplane base are located nearby in Nunapitchuk.
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