Rainy River (British Columbia)

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Rainy River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Source An unnamed lake north of Tetrahedron Peak
 - location Pacific Ranges
 - elevation 1,068 m (3,504 ft) [1]
 - coordinates 49°37′44″N 123°32′42″W / 49.62889°N 123.54500°W / 49.62889; -123.54500
Mouth Thornbrough Channel
 - location Port Mellon
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft) [2]
 - coordinates 49°31′16″N 123°28′48″W / 49.52111°N 123.48000°W / 49.52111; -123.48000Coordinates: 49°31′16″N 123°28′48″W / 49.52111°N 123.48000°W / 49.52111; -123.48000

The Rainy River is a short river that enters the Thornbrough Channel at Port Mellon. While it does come close to doing so, it never enters Tetrahedron Provincial Park.[3]

Course[edit]

The Rainy River originates in a small unnamed lake just north of Tetrahedron Peak. The river, shortly after exiting the lake, likely drops over a fairly tall waterfall as it drops down a headwall. The river flows southeast for about 3.6 km before turning south and flowing that way for about 9.8 km to its mouth at Port Mellon. The river does not receive any major tributaries.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Source elevation derived from Google Earth search using BCGNIS source coordinates.
  2. ^ Mouth elevation derived from Google Earth search using BGNIS source coordinates.
  3. ^ "Rainy River". BC Geographical Names.