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Morkill River
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Physical characteristics
Main source Big Shale Hill
Park Ranges, Rocky Mountains
1,990 m (6,530 ft)
River mouth Fraser River
Loos, Robson Valley
646 m (2,119 ft)
Discharge
  • Location:
    gage 08KA013
  • Minimum rate:
    3.72 m3/s (131 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    37.8 m3/s (1,330 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    420 m3/s (15,000 cu ft/s)

The Morkill River is a tributary of the Fraser River in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The river is named after Dalby Brooks Morkill, an employee of the British Columbia Land Survey. He assayed the Morkill area in 1911 and 1912.

Course

The Morkill River originates at Big Shale Hill in the Park Ranges of the Rocky Mountains near Interpass Ridge on the continental divide. It flows generally west through the mountains, collecting many tributaries including Cushing Creek, Forgetmenot Creek, and Hellroaring Creek. The Morkill turns southwest as it enters the Rocky Mountain Trench. It joins the Fraser River at Loos, in the Robson Valley portion of the Rocky Mountain Trench.

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