Name details

Sweepstake Reach

Sweepstake Reach (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sweepstake Reach  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139282

Feature type: Watercourse

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Narrative

An 800m stretch of the Onyx River flowing between Lake Bull and Lake Vanda in Wright Valley. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-ME08

Named For

The portion of the stream that contained the hydrological weir used in the first annual 'Onyx River Sweepstake' - a competition to identify the date water would first flow over the weir from the summer melt.

Location

Latitude:
77° 31' 26.7" S
-77.52407°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
161° 41' 50.0" E
161.69722°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
99 m
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
LINZ AntTopo50 series
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
1:50000
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
LINZ
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Position also checked against 0.5m Antarctic Imagery Mosaic, DigitalGlobe Inc 2018, 102001000E242700

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
26-Jun-1995

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