BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Iskut River
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S passed Bob Quinn Lake (community), then W into lower Stikine River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 56°44'55''N, 131°46'59''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.: 104B/12
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 104B/10
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in 1935 on Geological Survey sheet 311A, Stikine River Area.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
Possibly from the Nisgha Indian word meaning "stinking", otherwise of unknown origin.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997