Iskut 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 passed Bob Quinn Lake (community), then W into lower Stikine River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°44'55''N, 131°46'59''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104B/12
Related Maps: 104B/10
104B/11
104B/12
104B/13
104B/15
104B/16
104G/1
104G/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in 1935 on Geological Survey sheet 311A, Stikine River Area.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Possibly from the Nisgha Indian word meaning "stinking", otherwise of unknown origin.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997