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Emerald River

Emerald River
ProvinceBritish Columbia
DistrictKootenay Land District
Physical characteristics
SourceEmerald Lake
 • locationCanadian Rockies
 • elevation4,226 ft (1,288 m)[1]
MouthKicking Horse River
 • location
West of Field, British Columbia
 • coordinates
51°22′56″N 116°32′44″W / 51.38222°N 116.54556°W / 51.38222; -116.54556[2]
 • elevation
3,843 ft (1,171 m)
The river exiting the Emerald Lake's south end

The Emerald River is a short river in British Columbia. It is about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) long and drains the waters of Emerald Lake to the Kicking Horse River.[3] The river exits the lake's south end and flows in a southern direction for about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) to its mouth, which is at almost exactly the same place as the mouth of the Amiskwi River. It picks up three named tributaries; Hamilton Creek, Russell Creek and Kendel Creek.

The name of the river was adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904.

See also


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

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Emerald River
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