Spotted Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W. of N. end of Osoyoos Lake, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°04'41''N, 119°34'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/4

Origin Notes and History:

Spotted Lake adopted 7 October 1954 on 82E/SW (but incorrectly applied to the feature named Conifryd Lake). Spotted Lake applied to the correct location, as used by area residents, 2 March 1976 on 82E/4.

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

The surface is often spotted with nearly transparent rings of Espom salt crystals formed by the sun's rays. They float on or near the surface and afterwards sink to the bottom. The salts were used to make explosives in Great War 1 (12th Report of the Okanagan Historical Society Report, 1948, citing Parham 29-30).

Source: included with note

Traditional name "Chliluk" (Victoria Colonist, 13 June 1965)

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