Nahatlatch River

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Nahatlatch River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Source Lillooet Ranges
 - elevation 1,925 m (6,316 ft) [1]
 - coordinates 50°5′10″N 122°14′50″W / 50.08611°N 122.24722°W / 50.08611; -122.24722 [2]
Mouth Fraser River
 - location north of Boston Bar, Fraser Canyon
 - elevation 100 m (328 ft) [1]
 - 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]
Discharge for below Tachewana Creek
 - average 35.7 m3/s (1,261 cu ft/s) [4]
 - max 323 m3/s (11,407 cu ft/s)
 - min 3.11 m3/s (110 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. ^ "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. 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.