Miette River

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Miette River
Miette River JNP.JPG
The Miette River before its confluence with the Athabasca River
Country  Alberta  Canada
Basin features
Main source Miette Pass
1,643 m (5,390 ft)
52°57′18″N 118°35′02″W / 52.95500°N 118.58389°W / 52.95500; -118.58389
River mouth Athabasca River
1,321 m (4,334 ft)
52°51′55″N 118°04′12″W / 52.86528°N 118.07000°W / 52.86528; -118.07000Coordinates: 52°51′55″N 118°04′12″W / 52.86528°N 118.07000°W / 52.86528; -118.07000
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 language word for bighorn 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