Information About

Mikchalk Lake

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 44' 38.12" N,
158 ° 52' 6.262" W

Region

Dillingham (CA)

Length

1.6 mi (2.57 km)

Elevation

98 ft (29.87 m)

Uses

Mikchalk Lake in Detail.

About

extends SE from mouth of Wind River to head of Peace River, 51 mi. NW of Dillingham, Kilbuck-Kuskokwim Mts.

History

The Eskimo name of this lake was reported as "Nan-viuk-ka-nuk" on a 1910 manuscript map by H. C. Fasset, U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF); called "Fourth Lake" in 1925 by the U.S. Commissioner of Fisheries because it is the fourth one from Nushagak Bay. The descriptive Eskimo name "Mikchalk," meaning "small lake," was recorded in 1931 by Gerald FitzGerald, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); published by Mertie (1938b, pl. 1), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).