Skaha Lake

SKAHA LAKE, 20 sq km, is one of a chain of lakes occupying the floor of the OKANAGAN VALLEY; they are the remnants of the vast ancient Penticton glacial sea (see GLACIATION). Skaha Lk is a broadening of the Okanagan R, which drains OKANAGAN LK, and extends 20 km from PENTICTON to OKANAGAN FALLS. Originally called Dog Lk, a reference to a historical incident when hungry FUR TRADERS were forced to eat their dogs, it received its present name, the Okanagan word for "dog," in 1930. The surrounding...

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