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Dinglishna Hills, Alaska
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Matanuska-Susitna
Township T16N R7W Seward Meridian
Settled A[›]
Elevation 70 ft (20 m)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99645
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-

Dinglishna Hills is an unincorporated community in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA. An Alaskan Bush community, it was created by State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources through land auctions (such as #425 in Fall 2002) and subsequent over-the-counter land sales, in between the big Susitna River and Alexander Creek (Susitna River), near its named landmark: Dinglishna Hill, and Mount Susitna.

Location

Dinglishna Hills, Alaska is located approximately 61°28′47″N 150°34′47″W / 61.47972°N 150.57972°W / 61.47972; -150.57972 (Dinglishna Hills, Alaska), 30 miles (48 km) North-West of Anchorage, Alaska; approximately 4 miles (6 km) north of the confluence of the big Susitna River and Alexander Creek; East of Mount Susitna and Alexander Creek; West of the big Susitna River; South-West of Susitna, Alaska; and North of Alexander, Alaska in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley of South Central Alaska.

Topographic Map

USGS Quadrant Tyonek B-2

Access

Primary access is by floatplane in the summer months, ski plane and snow machine during the Winter. Riverboat access is available during the summer from Deshka Landing near Willow Creek, Alaska on the George Parks Highway via the big Susitna River and Alexander Creek.

Terrain

Nearly level terrace along the big Susitna River drainage. Elevation ranges from 60 to 80 feet (18–24 m) above mean sea level.

Soils

Soil type in higher areas is dry to moist sands. Lower areas have moist to saturated silty sands.

Vegetation

Vegetation throughout this area is predominately birch and cottonwood with intermixed spruce.

Water Front

Parcels 230 & 231 are located along the big Susitna River but do not have direct river frontage.

View

Unknown

Climate

Temperatures and precipitation in the area is that which is characteristic of a cool – maritime climate type. The coastal location and surrounding mountains keep the area from experiencing extremely low temperatures. Local temperatures range from 0 °F (−18 °C) in January to 68 °F (20 °C) in July.

Annual precipitation varies around 30 inches (76 cm) including snowfall. Annual snowfall varies around 20 inches (51 cm).

Water Source

Unknown

Utilities

None

Restrictions

Subject to platted easements and reservations, see ASLS 80-133

Municipal Authority

Located within the taxing authority of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska.

Other

Covenants pertaining to this subdivision are recorded in Book 671 page 604 of the Anchorage Recorder's Office.

^ A: Searching Anchorage Recorder's Office on-line records for citation of year of first settlement, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

General References


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