Knewstubb Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E end of Nechako Reservoir, SW of Vanderhoof, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°31'11''N, 124°53'48''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93F/10
Related Maps: 93F/10
93F/6
93F/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 March 1956 on 93F, as proposed by the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia

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

Expansion of the Nechako River, the lake created by flooding behind the Kenney Dam creating Nechako Reservoir.

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

After the late Frederick William Knewstubb, who first forsaw the possibility of such a project, which was carried out by the Aluminium Company of Canada (ALCAN). Knewstubb joined the Water Rights Branch as a draughtsman in 1911, became a hydrological engineer in 1926, and was Chief Hydrologic Engineer for the Water Rights Branch at the time of his death, 16 December 1937. [also the namesake of Mount Knewstubb near Chilko Lake, which area he had surveyed for 3 years.]

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