BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Somass River
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Flows SE then S into Port Alberni (port), W side of Port Alberni (city), Alberni Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°14'47''N, 124°49'12''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92F/2
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92F/2
92F/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Somass River adopted 16 February 1909, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 584, 1863 et seq.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Originates at the confluence of Stamp River and Sproat River, in the vicinity of 49 17 37 x 124 52 56; flows southeast then south adjacent to City of Port Alberni thence into head of Port Alberni (harbour).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office