Slocan River

Coordinates: 49°25′N 117°31′W / 49.417°N 117.517°W / 49.417; -117.517
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Slocan River
ProvinceBritish Columbia
DistrictKootenay Land District
Physical characteristics
SourceSlocan Lake
MouthKootenay River
 • coordinates
49°25′N 117°31′W / 49.417°N 117.517°W / 49.417; -117.517[1]
Length60 km (37 mi)[2]
Basin size3,290 km2 (1,270 sq mi)[2]
 • locationNear Crescent Valley[3]
 • average89.1 m3/s (3,150 cu ft/s)[3]
 • minimum8.5 m3/s (300 cu ft/s)
 • maximum694 m3/s (24,500 cu ft/s)

The Slocan River is a 60-kilometre (37 mi) long[2] tributary of the Kootenay River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is part of the Columbia River basin, as the Kootenay River is a tributary of the Columbia River. Its drainage basin is 3,290 square kilometres (1,270 sq mi) in area.[2]


The Slocan River originates at the south end of Slocan Lake[1] and flows south past Slocan and Winlaw to join the Kootenay River near Shoreacres, about halfway between Castlegar and Nelson. The route includes a mixture of broad flatwater, lazy meanders, gentle flows and, on the lowest section, a few rapids.

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  1. ^ a b "Slocan River". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ a b c d "The Rivers - Stories". Balance of Power. 2007. Archived from the original on November 6, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Archived Hydrometric Data Search". Water Survey of Canada. Archived from the original on April 30, 2006. Retrieved October 19, 2008. Search for Station 08NJ013 Slocan River near Crescent Valley