Information About

Lake Nerka

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Lake Nerka on The Map

Location

59 ° 33' 34" N,
159 ° 1' 27" W

Region

Dillingham (CA)

Tributaries

Bear Creek, Beaver Creek,

Length

36 mi (57.94 km)

Elevation

39 ft (11.89 m)

Uses

Lake Nerka in Detail.

About

extends S from Akulukpak River to River Bay, 30 mi. N of Dillingham, Kulbuck-Kuskokwim Mts.

History

So named in 1910 by U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) because the lake is a great spawning ground of the red or blueback salmon (Nerka). The Eskimo name of the lake, "Agulukpak," meaning "big aguluk," was obtained in 1898 as "Agouloukpak" from A. Mittendorf, a local trader, by J. E. Spurr and W. S. Post, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This is probably the same lake called "Pamiek" by Captain M. D. Tebenkov (1852, map 4), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN).