Incomappleux River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S and W into Beaton Arm Upper Arrow Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°44'49''N, 117°42'48''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82K/12
Related Maps: 82K/12
82K/13
82N/3
82N/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 June 1901 (Ottawa file OBF 0154).

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

Labelled Fish Creek on George Dawson's "Reconnaissance map of a portion of the West Kootenai District" to accompany the annual report of Geological Survey of Canada, Vol IV, 1890. Identified as Fish Creek in 1893 BC Mines Report, p.1050. Labelled "Incomapleux (Fish) River" on 1987 map of Kootenay Mining District. Spelled "Illcomopalux River" on early document (title/date not cited)

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

From the Indian word meaning "fish".

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

Nk'mapeleqs is an Okanagan word meaning "point at end (of lake)" (June 1985 advice from Randy Bouchard, BC Indian Language Project)

Source: included with note