Fish Creek Watershed Observatory

Monitoring Aquatic Habitat in the Context of Land-use and Climate Change Impacts in Arctic Alaska

Station Name:
Lower Blackfish Lake (MC7916)
N 70.299°
W 151.463°
0.5 masl
Lake Area:
166 ha
Mean Depth:
2.1 m
2011-2013 (discontinued)

Originally studied for location downstream of GMT1 and its importance as habitat for numerous fish species including whitefish, northern pike, burbot, and arctic grayling, this lake is strongly connected to Fish Creek and likely experiences backwater flooding regularly. Large water level changes made maintain lake monitoring stations here quite challenging. This lake has also served as a winter landing strip in some years.

Lower Blackfish Lake location map
FishCreek Lower Blackfish Lake