Origin Notes and History:
Adopted 12 June 1914, tributary to Finlay River. Re-approved 4 June 1953 for map 94C, and 1 October 1953 for map 94F. Location description and coordinates of mouth adjusted 30 May 1974, following flooding of valley bottoms behind Bennett Dam.
Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
Adapted from the Sekani name for the river, Asbi Gàh (Guzagi K'úgé, published by Kaska Tribal Council, Watson Lake, 1997). Origin/meaning not provided.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office