The Needles

Feature Type:Narrows - Constricted section of a water body.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Lower Arrow Lake, just S of Needles-Fauquier, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°51'58''N, 118°05'47''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geograhic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on Geological Survey of Canada map 791, Kootenay, 1902. Re-approved 28 January 1953 on Columbia River Basin manuscript MS 17.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

This narrowing of Lower Arrow Lake was submerged by the flooding behind High Arrow Dam in the late 1960s, and is not longer apparent from the shoreline.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office