in the Fairbanks North Star Borough - FNSB
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- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (sall' chuh); var. Salsha
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Geography and Climate
- Salcha is located at the mouth of the Salcha River, 33 miles southeast of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway, near what was once the Aurora Lodge.
- Salcha lies within the continental climatic zone, with cold winters and warm summers. Average January temperatures range from -19 to -2 °F; average July temperatures range from 49 to 71 °F. Annual precipitation averages 11.5 inches, with 68 inches of snowfall.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The village was first reported in 1898 by the U.S. Geological Survey as "Salchaket," an Indian name meaning "mouth of the Salcha." The village was reported in 1904 as "Saltshatsheg."
- Salcha includes many occasional-use homes for Fairbanks residents. There are a number of competitive dog mushers in the community.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- The Richardson Highway allows access to Fairbanks and its variety of transportation services.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
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