Red Earth Creek

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Red Earth Creek
Hamlet
Red Earth Creek is located in Alberta
Red Earth Creek
Location of Red Earth Creek in Alberta
Coordinates: 56°32′26″N 115°17′07″W / 56.5406°N 115.2853°W / 56.5406; -115.2853
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 17
Municipal district Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body M.D. of Opportunity No. 17 Council
Area[1]
 • Total 38.68 km2 (14.93 sq mi)
Elevation 520 m (1,710 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 337
 • Density 8.7/km2 (23/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 214
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Red Earth Creek is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17.[2] It is located east of Highway 88, between the Town of Slave Lake and the Hamlet of Fort Vermilion, and has an elevation of 520 metres (1,710 ft).

This hamlet is in census division No. 17 and in the federal riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca. It is also the administrative centre of the Loon River First Nation reserve.

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Red Earth Creek recorded a population of 294 living in 111 of its 200 total private dwellings, a change of −12.8% from its 2011 population of 337. With a land area of 38.66 km2 (14.93 sq mi), it had a population density of 7.6/km2 (19.7/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Red Earth Creek had a population of 337 living in 135 of its 214 total dwellings, a 26.2% change from its 2006 population of 267. With a land area of 38.68 km2 (14.93 sq mi), it had a population density of 8.713/km2 (22.57/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

The population of Red Earth Creek according to the M.D. of Opportunity No. 17's 2007 municipal census is 398.[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Red Earth Creek
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
8.0
(46.4)
13.0
(55.4)
30.0
(86)
33.0
(91.4)
32.8
(91)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
31.7
(89.1)
22.2
(72)
6.0
(42.8)
1.0
(33.8)
33
(91.4)
Average high °C (°F) −9.4
(15.1)
−5.9
(21.4)
0.6
(33.1)
10.0
(50)
16.1
(61)
19.6
(67.3)
21.4
(70.5)
20.3
(68.5)
14.7
(58.5)
10.5
(50.9)
−5.0
(23)
−7.8
(18)
7.09
(44.78)
Daily mean °C (°F) −15.3
(4.5)
−11.0
(12.2)
−6.6
(20.1)
2.5
(36.5)
9.8
(49.6)
13.7
(56.7)
15.5
(59.9)
14.2
(57.6)
9.0
(48.2)
4.6
(40.3)
−10.6
(12.9)
−13.9
(7)
0.99
(33.79)
Average low °C (°F) −21.1
(−6)
−16.1
(3)
−13.8
(7.2)
−5.1
(22.8)
3.3
(37.9)
7.7
(45.9)
9.6
(49.3)
8.1
(46.6)
3.3
(37.9)
−1.4
(29.5)
−16.4
(2.5)
−19.8
(−3.6)
−5.14
(22.75)
Record low °C (°F) −41.0
(−41.8)
−30.5
(−22.9)
−24.5
(−12.1)
−20.5
(−4.9)
−10.0
(14)
−2.5
(27.5)
1.0
(33.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
−14.4
(6.1)
−13.3
(8.1)
−31.0
(−23.8)
−37.0
(−34.6)
−41
(−41.8)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 1.7
(0.67)
0.9
(0.35)
1.1
(0.43)
1.3
(0.51)
5.3
(2.09)
8.8
(3.46)
9.2
(3.62)
6.5
(2.56)
4.3
(1.69)
2.0
(0.79)
2.5
(0.98)
1.8
(0.71)
45.4
(17.86)
Average rainfall cm (inches) 0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.12)
4.9
(1.93)
8.8
(3.46)
9.2
(3.62)
6.5
(2.56)
4.0
(1.57)
0.9
(0.35)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
34.6
(13.61)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 22
(8.7)
14
(5.5)
19
(7.5)
18
(7.1)
4
(1.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(1.2)
8
(3.1)
25
(9.8)
18
(7.1)
131
(51.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.02cm) 10 9 6 3 11 14 15 13 10 6 12 8 117
Source: http://www.farmzone.com/statistics/summary/cl3075491/na020

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Coordinates: 56°32′26″N 115°17′07″W / 56.54056°N 115.28528°W / 56.54056; -115.28528