The Scotty Creek Research Station (SCRS) is 50 km south of Fort Simpson, in the Northwest Territories, Canada.
Snow surveys and other initial field measurements at Scotty Creek began in 1994.
By 1996, the Water Survey of Canada installed a Stream gauging station at the Scotty Creek outlet.
In 1999 hydrometric stations were installed in the headwaters for year-round data collection.
A seasonal camp was established in 2001, and in 2003 upgraded to an all-season camp.
The “Old Camp” as this site is known, was replaced by the First Lake Camp (2007-2012) and then by the Goose Lake Camp (2012-present).
Since 2003, the Scotty Creek station has operated each year between mid-March and early September, and based on person-days, it is one of the busiest research stations in Canada’s North.
The SCRS offers a unique opportunity for high-quality training and community engagement involving world-class expertise and state-of-art research infrastructure.
In 2017, the infrastructure of the Goose Lake camp was upgraded to include a new power system and new high quality laboratory space.
Take a drone tour of the research station.
Meet our Research Team
View our photos from the field over the years.
Interactive Map: CRRC Sites around Canada
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