Sarita Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Sarita River, E of Numukamis Bay, Barkley Sound, Barclay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°54'28''N, 124°53'07''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92C/15

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