BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Alkali Lake
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E side Fraser River S of Riske Creek, NW of 100 Mile House, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°47'00''N, 122°14'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92O/16
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Origin Notes and History:

Alkali Lake (Post Office) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on BC map 1G, 1916. Form of name changed to Alkali Lake (Community) 31 March 1983 on 92 O/16.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Alkali Lake Post Office opened in 1881.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The adjacent Alkali Lake was named for a patch of alkali high on the hillside above the lake - a beacon for northbound miners. There is no alkali in the lake itself. (information from Mrs. W.C. Woodward, resident of Alkali Lake)
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions