BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Spotted 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: W. of N. end of Osoyoos Lake, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°04'41''N, 119°34'00''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.: 82E/4
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Origin Notes and History:

Spotted Lake adopted 7 October 1954 on 82E/SW (but incorrectly applied to the feature named Conifryd Lake). Spotted Lake applied to the correct location, as used by area residents, 2 March 1976 on 82E/4.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The surface is often spotted with nearly transparent rings of Espom salt crystals formed by the sun's rays. They float on or near the surface and afterwards sink to the bottom. The salts were used to make explosives in Great War 1 (12th Report of the Okanagan Historical Society Report, 1948, citing Parham 29-30).
Source: included with note
Traditional name "Chliluk" (Victoria Colonist, 13 June 1965)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office