Kwigillingok: Community Profile

Jun 9, 2022Climate Report

Prepared on behalf of the Native Village of Kwigillingok

Kwigillingok (Kuigilnguq), Alaska, is imminently threatened by flooding and erosion. Flooding occurs annually in Kwigillingok as a result of storm surge, ice jams, ice override (called venuq), and other factors. Estimates of average erosion rates range from two to fifteen feet per year. The community also experiences ground failure from thawing permafrost and a variety of other severe weather hazards. The combined effects of erosion, flooding, permafrost thaw, and severe weather have resulted in significant damage to homes and infrastructure in Kwigillingok and created significant health risks to the community.

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Anchorage Office
431 West 7th Ave. Suite 208
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-279-2457
Fax: 907-279-2450
Toll Free: 1-877-273-2457

Juneau Office
9085 Glacier Highway, Suite 204
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: 907-789-1326
Fax: 907-789-1324
Toll Free 1-877-273-2457

Juneau Mailing Address
P.O. Box 35832
Juneau, AK 99803

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