Sproat 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 NE into Somass River , just NW of Port Alberni (city), Alberni Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°17'35"N, 124°52'55"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92F/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 June 1949 on 92F/7, as labelled on BC map 2A, 1913 et seq. See Sproat Lake for origin information.

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

According to Alberni Valley Museum & Archives, the tradition name, Tu-quootlth, means "jumping area for fish", and might refer just to the falls area.

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