The Narrows

Feature Type:Narrows - Constricted section of a water body.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Columbia River, between Upper Arrow Lake and Lower Arrow Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°05'15''N, 117°55'50''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82K/4
Related Maps: 82F/13
82K/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 31 January 1980 on 82K/4 and 82F/3, as a well established local name.

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

Prior to flooding of the Arrow Lakes behind the Revelstoke and Keenleyside Dams, this section of the Columbia River was very narrow, hence fast flowing. Extends 23+ km, determined by velocity: from the southern limit of Upper Arrow Lake 50° 08' 17" x 117° 48' 39" in the vicinity of McDonald Creek to the northern limit of Lower Arrow Lake 49° 58' 56" x 117° 54' 17" in the vicinity of Caribou Creek at Burton. (definition provided by BC Hydro & Power Authority.)

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