Iskut River

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Iskut River
To he right and left are mountains, between which is a deep valley with numerous meandering and intersecting segments of the Iskut River proceeding into the distance. Beyond it are snow-capped mountains.
Iskut River valley

The Iskut River is the largest tributary of the Stikine River in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, entering it a few miles above its entry into Alaska.

There is a 195 MW run of river hydroelectric project underdevelopment in Forrest Kerr Canyon of the Iskut river. A road, cut wide enough for a transmission line corridor, has been built that leads to the proposed in-take and out flow areas of the project. The project will pave the way for development in this region, possibly connecting Highway 37 to Wrangell, Alaska, offering a new route to the Pacific Coast.[citation needed] There are many gold, silver and base metal mines in the area—including the Snip property.


Coordinates: 56°45′00″N 131°47′00″W / 56.75000°N 131.78333°W / 56.75000; -131.78333