Tumbledick Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S into Monroe Creek, E side of Fraser River just above McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°21'31''N, 120°14'08''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93H/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 March 1965 on 93H, flowing southwest through Lot 5341 into the Fraser River at 53 21 - 120 14 30. Application altered 25 September 1980 from information provided by Water Rights Branch: this creek flows southwest into Monroe Creek, thence into the Fraser River.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

The stream flowing southwest through Lot 5341 into the Fraser River is labelled "Tumbledick Creek" on BC map 3H, Tete Jaune, 1914, 1915, 1919, 1923, 1931, 1947, 1951 & 1958. This main channel since re-named Monroe Creek and the name "Tumbledick" assigned to a tributary on the north side. Large scale air photos indicate that the mid-channel of Monroe Creek has been diverted by road construction in the vicinity of Lot 9315 and now flows south into the Fraser River; Tumbledick Creek now appears to flow directly into the Fraser River via the original channel through Lot 5341.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office