Bull River (British Columbia)

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Coordinates: 49°28′N 115°27′W / 49.467°N 115.450°W / 49.467; -115.450
Bull River
River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Source Rocky Mountains
Mouth Kootenay River
 - coordinates 49°28′N 115°27′W / 49.467°N 115.450°W / 49.467; -115.450 [1]
Length 117 km (73 mi)
Discharge for Near Wardner
 - average 32.6 m3/s (1,151 cu ft/s) [2]
 - max 388 m3/s (13,702 cu ft/s)
 - min 0.82 m3/s (29 cu ft/s)

The Bull River is a 117-kilometre (73 mi) long[3] tributary of the Kootenay River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is part of the Columbia River basin, as the Kootenay River is a tributary of the Columbia River.

Course[edit]

The Bull River originates in the Rocky Mountains near the Continental Divide. It flows generally south and west, joining the Kootenay River east of Cranbrook.

River modifications[edit]

Aberfeldie Dam was built on the Bull River in 1922.[3] A new dam 27M tall was built in 1953.[4] It is operated by BC Hydro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bull River". BC Geographical Names. http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/2152.html.
  2. ^ "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. Retrieved October 19, 2008.  Search for Station 08NG002 Bull River near Wardner
  3. ^ a b "The Rivers - Stories". Balance of Power. 2007. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Aberfeldie Dam". Balance of Power. 2007. Retrieved November 24, 2011.