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Elmworth
Elmworth School
Elmworth School
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 19
Municipal district County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Elevation
715 m (2,346 ft)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)

Elmworth is a hamlet in northern Alberta, Canada within the County of Grande Prairie No. 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 natural 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. The hamlet of Elmworth formed around Elmworth School District 3791, established in March 1919 and named after Elmworth, New Brunswick, home of settler Franklin Brewer. These two buildings formed the nucleus of the hamlet of Elmworth until the Elmworth Hall was added in 1947, a Community Church in 1948, and the Elmworth Cemetery soon after. (5)

Demographics

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).

Amenities

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.

A curling club was established in the community in 1963 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

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
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