BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Dease 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 NE into Liard River at Lower Post, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 59°54'50''N, 128°29'30''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.: 104P/16
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.:
104I/13 104J/16 104P/10 104P/11
104P/15 104P/16 104P/3 104P/4
104P/6
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Origin Notes and History:

"Dease Creek" adopted in the 1st Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1898. Also Dease Lake. Form of name changed to Dease River in the 3rd Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1901. Re-adopted 28 December 1944 on 104NE, 9 June 1948 on 104P/14, and 30 June 1950 on 104P. See Dease Lake for origin information.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Nahanny" identified on BC name card as old/other name for Dease River (map/document title/date not cited)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office