Stawamus River

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Stawamus River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Source Stawamus Lake[1]
 - location Pacific Ranges
 - elevation 1,040 m (3,412 ft) [2]
 - coordinates 49°36′37″N 123°02′33″W / 49.61028°N 123.04250°W / 49.61028; -123.04250
Mouth Squamish Harbour
 - location Howe Sound
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft) [3]
 - coordinates 49°41′18″N 123°09′17″W / 49.68833°N 123.15472°W / 49.68833; -123.15472Coordinates: 49°41′18″N 123°09′17″W / 49.68833°N 123.15472°W / 49.68833; -123.15472

The Stawamus River /stəˈwɑːmʊs/ is a small, creek-like river in British Columbia. It enters the Howe Sound east of the mouth of the Squamish River.[4]

Course[edit]

The Stawamus River begins at the outlet of Stawamus Lake. It flows north for about 5.3 kilometres (3.3 mi) before turning northwest for about 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi) until it enters the District of Squamish. After emerging from the mountains and entering Squamish, it turns west for about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) until it reaches its mouth in the Squamish River. The Stawamus has no major tributaries.

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References[edit]

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