BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Sarita Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Expansion of Sarita River, E of Numukamis Bay, Barkley Sound, Barclay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 48°54'28''N, 124°53'07''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92C/15
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 January 1979 on 92C/15.
Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.
Wihat'a (pronounced wee HAT-ah) was the name of the Huu-au-aht village once located at the north end of the lake; the name means dry rapids, referring to the small peninsula here that was only evident when water levels were low. (Huu-ay-aht Place Names in the Chief Louie Nookemus historial accounts, c1964, shared September 2009 in the context of the Maa-nulth Treaty.)
Source: included with note