Salmo River

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Salmo River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Source South of Nelson
Mouth Pend Oreille River
 - coordinates 49°2′N 117°23′W / 49.033°N 117.383°W / 49.033; -117.383Coordinates: 49°2′N 117°23′W / 49.033°N 117.383°W / 49.033; -117.383 [1]
Basin 1,300 km2 (502 sq mi) [2]
Discharge for Near Salmo
 - average 31.8 m3/s (1,123 cu ft/s) [3]
 - max 382 m3/s (13,490 cu ft/s)
 - min 1.64 m3/s (58 cu ft/s)

The Salmo River is a tributary of the Pend d'Oreille River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Salmo River is part of the Columbia River drainage basin, being a tributary of the Pend d'Oreille River, which flows into the Columbia River.

The river's drainage basin is 1,300 square kilometres (500 sq mi) in area. Its mean annual discharge is 32.5 cubic metres per second (1,150 cu ft/s). [2]


The Salmo River originates in the mountains south of Nelson. it flows generally south, passing Salmo, British Columbia, before joining the Pend d'Oreille River just north of the US–Canada border.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Salmo River". BC Geographical Names. 
  2. ^ a b Intermountain Subbasin Plan, Pend Oreille, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
  3. ^ "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. Retrieved October 19, 2008.  Search for Station 08NE074 Salmo River near Salmo