Somass 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 SE then S into Port Alberni (port), W side of Port Alberni (city), Alberni Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°14'47''N, 124°49'12''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/2
Related Maps: 92F/2
92F/7

Origin Notes and History:

Somass River adopted 16 February 1909, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 584, 1863 et seq.

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

Originates at the confluence of Stamp River and Sproat River, in the vicinity of 49 17 37 x 124 52 56; flows southeast then south adjacent to City of Port Alberni thence into head of Port Alberni (harbour).

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