Nahatlatch River

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Nahatlatch River
Location
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Physical characteristics
SourceLillooet Ranges
 - locationCoast Mountains
 - coordinates50°5′10″N 122°14′50″W / 50.08611°N 122.24722°W / 50.08611; -122.24722[2]
 - elevation1,925 m (6,316 ft)[1]
MouthFraser River
 - location
north of Boston Bar, Fraser Canyon
 - coordinates
49°58′37″N 121°30′36″W / 49.97694°N 121.51000°W / 49.97694; -121.51000Coordinates: 49°58′37″N 121°30′36″W / 49.97694°N 121.51000°W / 49.97694; -121.51000[3]
 - elevation
100 m (330 ft)[1]
Discharge 
 - locationbelow Tachewana Creek[4]
 - average35.7 m3/s (1,260 cu ft/s)[4]
 - minimum3.11 m3/s (110 cu ft/s)
 - maximum323 m3/s (11,400 cu ft/s)

The Nahatlatch River is a tributary of the Fraser River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It originates in the Lillooet Ranges of the Coast Mountains and empties into the Fraser River in the Fraser Canyon, north of Boston Bar.[3]

Course[edit]

The Nahatlatch's River originates in the Lillooet Ranges. It flows southeast, the northeast, collecting tributaries such as Mehatl Creek, Tachewana Creek, and Squakum Creek. It flows through Nahatlatch Lake, Hannah Lake, and Frances Lake.[5][6][7] After the lakes the Nahatlatch River flows generally east to join the Fraser River in the Fraser Canyon.[8]

The Mehatl Creek watershed is within Mehatl Creek Provincial Park.[9] The Nahatlatch Provincial Park and Protected Area encompasses the Nahatlatch River's valley from Mehall Creek to Nahatlatch, Hannah, and Frances Lakes.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elevation derived from ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model, using GeoLocator, and BCGNIS coordinates
  2. ^ "Canadian 1:50K topographic maps" (map). TopoQuest.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Nahatlatch River". BC Geographical Names.
  4. ^ a b "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2013. Search for Station 08MF065 Nahatlatch River below Tachewana Creek
  5. ^ "Nahatlatch Lake". BC Geographical Names.
  6. ^ "Hannah Lake". BC Geographical Names.
  7. ^ "Frances Lake". BC Geographical Names.
  8. ^ Course information in part from "Nahatlatch River, Canadian 1:50K topographic maps" (map). TopoQuest.com. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Mehatl Creek Provincial Park". BC Parks. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Nahatlatch Provincial Park and Protected Area". BC Parks. Retrieved 21 August 2013.