Lichens are a critical food source for the caribou herd that lives on the Nushagak Peninsula. But as the caribou thrive, they are depleting the food they depend on.
July 2019 was the Bristol Bay region’s hottest month on record, and in some rivers, that heat was lethal.
Around 900 names were submitted for the contest and a little over 2,600 votes were cast. Nushagak and Mulchatna received a little more than 25% of the votes, just edging out Yellowstone and Old Faithful.
One reason for the decline of the Togiak herring fishery is that roe has become less popular in Japan.
The Alaska Peninsula community of Chignik Lagoon was put on a boil water notice in July. By August, the wells were dry.
This summer, former KDLG reporter Sage Smiley was staying with the station’s community advisory board chairperson and her husband. In July, Smiley found a camera in the room she was staying in.
At 62.3 million fish, 2018 broke the record for Bristol Bay’s largest run ever recorded. Biologists say that abundance won’t last.
Nushagak and Mulchatna could soon be a star and exoplanet 255 light-years away.
The commercial fishing industry puts a lot of strain on Bristol Bay’s outdated sewer system. A proposed fisheries business tax is aimed at fixing that problem.
A boil water notice has been in effect since July 2. The village administrator says as of Tuesday, the village’s wells are dry.