Euchu Reach

Feature Type:Reach - Relatively straight section of a river, lake, or inlet.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W extension of Natalkus Lake, Nechako Reservoir, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°25'30''N, 125°22'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93F/6
Related Maps: 93F/5
93F/6

Origin Notes and History:

Euchu Lake adopted 7 February 1947 on 93SW, as labelled on BC Lands' map 1G, 1916, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Euchu Reach and location description updated 1 March 1956 on 93F, following creation of the Nechako Reservoir behind the Kenny Dam.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Spelled Enchu Lake on BC Lands' map 1A, 1912 - verified as a typographical error and correctly spelled Euchu Lake on BC Lands' map 1G, 1916 and subsequent provincial maps. "Euchu Lake (not Enchu)" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, "tributary to Natalkuz Lake at head of Nechako River." Original footprint of Eucho Lake: 13 miles long x 1-1/2 miles wide, elevation 2648 ft.asl. Flooded behind Kenney Dam beginning in 1952, to elevation 2800 ft. and now one of the reaches of an expanded Natalkuz Lake. See "Nechako Reservoir Spillway" in 1953 Annual Report by Water Rights Branch.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.