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Salmo River
Salmo River at Ymir, British Columbia
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Physical characteristics
Main source South of Nelson
River mouth Pend Oreille River
  • Location:
    Near Salmo
  • Minimum rate:
    1.64 m3/s (58 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    31.8 m3/s (1,120 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    382 m3/s (13,500 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)

The Salmo River is a tributary of the Pend d'Oreille River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Salmo River is part of the Columbia River drainage basin, being a tributary of the Pend d'Oreille River, which flows into the Columbia River.

The river's drainage basin is 1,300 square kilometres (500 sq mi) in area. Its mean annual discharge is 32.5 cubic metres per second (1,150 cu ft/s).


The Salmo River originates in the mountains south of Nelson. it flows generally south, passing Salmo, British Columbia, before joining the Pend d'Oreille River just north of the US–Canada border.

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