Big Eddy

Feature Type:Whirlpool - A constant, rapid, circular movement of the water.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Columbia River opposite Revelstoke (city), Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°00'15''N, 118°14'11''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82M/1

Origin Notes and History:

Big Eddy (Whirlpool) adopted 2 February 1955 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 24, as labelled on Dominion Sectional map 112, 1915, and on BC map 4H, 1926.

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