Sakumtha River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S into Dean River, N of Bella Coola, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°51'29''N, 126°44'41''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93D/15
Related Maps: 93D/15
93E/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 13 March 1947 on 93/SW as an established local name.

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

According to Joseph Saunders, Sakumtha is the Kimsquit name, meaning "to wade across" (Field Officer B.L. Anderson, Ottawa file 93D).

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