Omineca 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 Omineca Arm, Williston Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°07'06''N, 124°29'54''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94C/1
Related Maps: 94C
94C/1

Origin Notes and History:

Decision on NTS Map 94C. Approved about 1900, prior to card system. Headwaters at 56 15 - 126 31.

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

Adapted from the Tse'khene name for the river, "Ow Mani Gàh" meaning a "lake-like or sluggish river" (Guzagi K'úgé, published by Kaska Tribal Council, Watson Lake, 1997).

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

Other recorded spellings include "Ominica River", "Omenica River", and "Omeneca River"

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