Miette River

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Miette River
Miette River JNP.JPG
The Miette River before its confluence with the Athabasca River
Origin Miette Pass
52°57′18″N 118°35′02″W / 52.95500°N 118.58389°W / 52.95500; -118.58389
Mouth Athabasca River
52°51′55″N 118°04′12″W / 52.86528°N 118.07000°W / 52.86528; -118.07000
Basin countries  Alberta  Canada
Source elevation 1,643 m (5,390 ft)
Mouth elevation 1,321 m (4,334 ft)
The Miette River before its confluence with the Athabasca River

The Miette River (/ˈm.ɛt/ or /mˈɛt/) is a short river in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It flows south-southwest through the Rocky Mountains before draining into the Athabasca River.

The Miette forms at the base of Mount Moren, with meltwater from Mount Bridgeland, Salient Mountain, Mount McCord, and Mount Beaupre contributing to the initial flow.

The Miette River, as well as various other geological features in Jasper National Park, are named after the Cree Indian word for 'mountain sheep.'[1]

Tributaries[edit]

  • Rink Brook
  • Clairvaux Creek
  • Minaga Creek
  • Muhigan Creek

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1991). Place Names of Alberta, Volume 1. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, pg. 164-165