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Iskut River
To he right and left are mountains, between which is a deep valley with numerous meandering and intersecting segments of the Iskut River proceeding into the distance. Beyond it are snow-capped mountains.
Iskut River valley
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Basin features
River system Stikine River
Waterbodies Eddontenajon Lake, Kinaskan Lake, Natadesleen Lake, Tatogga Lake
Waterfalls Cascade Falls

The Iskut River is the largest tributary of the Stikine River in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, entering it a few miles above its entry into Alaska.


There is a 195 MW run of river hydroelectric project under development in Forrest Kerr Canyon of the Iskut river. A road, cut wide enough for a transmission line corridor, has been built that leads to the proposed in-take and out-flow areas of the project. The project will pave the way for development in this region, possibly connecting Highway 37 to Wrangell, Alaska, offering a new route to the Pacific Coast. There are many gold, silver and base metal mines in the area—including the Snip property.

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