Kenney Dam

Feature Type:Dam - A barrier constructed to hold back water, to raise and control its level and/or to form a reservoir.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On Nechako River at N side of Knewstubb Lake, SW of Vanderhoof, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°34'45''N, 124°56'58''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93F/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted as a long-established name.

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

Construction of the dame began in 1951 and became operational in 1954; this was the largest rockfill dam in the world until the W. A. C. Bennett Dam was built on the Peace River in the 1960s (source: Wikipedia)

Source: included with note

Named for then-Minister of Lands and Forests Hon. Edward T. Kenney.

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