Kinbasket Reservoir

KINBASKET RESERVOIR (529 sq km) the second-largest reservoir entirely in BC (after WILLISTON Reservoir), is a long (216 km) narrow stretch of the COLUMBIA R in the ROCKY MT TRENCH north of GOLDEN that reaches all the way to VALEMOUNT. It was created in the 1970s by construction of the MICA DAM, North America's highest earth-filled dam. Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, it takes its name from Kenpesq't, a SECWEPEMC (Shuswap) chief.

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