BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Nechako Reservoir
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Feature Types.
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Reservoir - Body of water maintained at a controlled level, the stored water being used mainly for utilitarian purposes
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Behind Kenney Dam, between Big Bend on the East to Tahtsa Lake on the West, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°45'00''N, 126°00'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93E/16
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.:
93E/10 93E/11 93E/12 93E/16
93E/6 93E/7 93F/10 93F/11
93F/12 93F/5 93F/6 93F/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Nechako Reservoir adopted 4 February 1974 on 93E and 93F; not "Alcan Reservoir" as identified in planning documents.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Alcan Reservoir" was the name used in planning phases; construction of Kenney Dam begun in 1951, pondage beginning 1952, construction completed 1954. "Nechako Reservoir Spillway" mentioned in 1953 Annual Report, Water Rights Branch - 140 miles long, covering 327 square miles; 2790' minumum, 2800' maximum.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Nechako Reservoir comprises six lakes - Tahtsa, Ootsa, Whitesail, Knewstubb, Natalkuz & Tetachuck and their associated or connecting rivers, reaches and arms. Western extremity 53º36' 128º40' Tahtsa Lake, 93 E/12. Eastern extremity 53º35' 124º45' Knewstubb Lake, 93 F/10.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office