Elmworth

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Elmworth
Hamlet
Elmworth School
Elmworth School
Elmworth is located in Alberta
Elmworth
Elmworth
Location of Elmworth in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°03′14″N 119°36′57″W / 55.0539°N 119.6158°W / 55.0539; -119.6158
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 19
Municipal district County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Reeve Leanne Beaupre
 • Governing body
Elevation 715 m (2,346 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)

Elmworth is a hamlet in northern Alberta, Canada within the County of Grande Prairie No. 1.[1] It is located on Highway 722 north of the Wapiti River and east of the British Columbia border. It has an elevation of 715 metres (2,346 ft). The Elmworth gas field stretches west and south of the hamlet.

The hamlet is located in census division No. 19 and in the federal riding of Peace River.

Demographics[edit]

Statistics Canada has not recently published a population for Elmworth.

However, Industry Canada shows that Elmworth's greater rural area had a total population of 628 living in 298 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 902.0 km2 (348.3 sq mi), its greater rural area has a population density of 19.0/km2 (49/sq mi).[2]

Amenities[edit]

The hamlet is served by a school, the Elmworth School, administered by the Peace Wapiti School Division. The K-9 school has about 80 students.[3]

A curling club was established in the community in 1963[4] and is still operational, offering two ice sheets and a yearly bonspiel. A rural store serves the hamlet and nearby settlements and farms. A church serving different denominations is now closed.

The Elmworth gas plant is operated by ConocoPhillips Canada immediately south of the settlement. It was opened in 1979 by Canadian Hunter Exploration.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Elmworth, Alberta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
19.0
(66.2)
17.0
(62.6)
29.4
(84.9)
32.0
(89.6)
33.0
(91.4)
35.5
(95.9)
37.5
(99.5)
32.5
(90.5)
26.5
(79.7)
19.4
(66.9)
14.0
(57.2)
37.5
(99.5)
Average high °C (°F) −5.7
(21.7)
−2.3
(27.9)
2.1
(35.8)
10.3
(50.5)
16.8
(62.2)
20.7
(69.3)
22.7
(72.9)
21.8
(71.2)
16.6
(61.9)
9.3
(48.7)
−0.4
(31.3)
−3.8
(25.2)
9.0
(48.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.6
(11.1)
−8.7
(16.3)
−4.1
(24.6)
3.5
(38.3)
9.4
(48.9)
13.4
(56.1)
15.5
(59.9)
14.3
(57.7)
9.5
(49.1)
3.2
(37.8)
−5.5
(22.1)
−9.3
(15.3)
2.5
(36.5)
Average low °C (°F) −17.5
(0.5)
−15.1
(4.8)
−10.4
(13.3)
−3.4
(25.9)
1.9
(35.4)
6.2
(43.2)
8.2
(46.8)
6.8
(44.2)
2.3
(36.1)
−3.0
(26.6)
−10.7
(12.7)
−14.8
(5.4)
−4.1
(24.6)
Record low °C (°F) −45.0
(−49)
−43.0
(−45.4)
−41.7
(−43.1)
−28.0
(−18.4)
−15.0
(5)
−2.0
(28.4)
−3.0
(26.6)
−4.5
(23.9)
−9.0
(15.8)
−32.0
(−25.6)
−40.0
(−40)
−44.4
(−47.9)
−45.0
(−49)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22.4
(0.882)
16.8
(0.661)
18.1
(0.713)
16.6
(0.654)
44.4
(1.748)
74.4
(2.929)
81.1
(3.193)
62.8
(2.472)
45.9
(1.807)
30.0
(1.181)
21.8
(0.858)
18.8
(0.74)
453.0
(17.835)
Rainfall mm (inches) 0.1
(0.004)
0.1
(0.004)
0.5
(0.02)
9.0
(0.354)
40.7
(1.602)
74.4
(2.929)
81.1
(3.193)
62.6
(2.465)
45.1
(1.776)
17.9
(0.705)
1.8
(0.071)
0.4
(0.016)
333.7
(13.138)
Snowfall cm (inches) 22.4
(8.82)
16.7
(6.57)
17.6
(6.93)
7.6
(2.99)
3.7
(1.46)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.08)
0.8
(0.31)
12.1
(4.76)
19.9
(7.83)
18.4
(7.24)
119.3
(46.97)
Source: Environment Canada[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (1 April 2010). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  2. ^ Industry Canada/Web Archive (4 November 2006). "Elmworth - Community demographics (2001 census)". Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  3. ^ Peace Wapiti School Division. "Elmworth School". Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  4. ^ Discover the Peace Country. "Elmworth". Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  5. ^ "Elmworth, Alberta". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English & French). Environment Canada. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 

Coordinates: 55°03′14″N 119°36′57″W / 55.05389°N 119.61583°W / 55.05389; -119.61583