Dean 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 W through Tweedsmuir Provincial Park then SW into head of Dean Channel, NW of Bella Coola, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°48'18''N, 126°58'06''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93D/15
Related Maps:
93C/11 93C/12 93C/13 93C/2
93C/3 93C/6 93D/15 93D/16
93D/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1933 on Geological Survey sheet 278A, Prince Rupert, as identified in 1927 surveyor's notes (Field Book 975/27). Named in association with Dean Channel, into which the river flows.

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

Identified as Salmon River and Islako River on early maps (titles/dates not cited)

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

Headwaters branch incorrectly identified on federal 1:50 000 map 93C/2, edition 4. Headwaters are above Dusty Lake in the vicinity of 52°14' - 124°54' on 93C/2, as determined by Recreational Fisheries Branch staff in 1987 and confirmed during field inspection prior to lake stocking in 1991.

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