Monitoring Types

At least three dozen monitoring networks and data collection programs are accumulating information about Yukon’s water resources. The networks and programs fall into three broad categories:

Aquatic Health

These deal with environmental parameters related to contaminants and the impact of water quality on aquatic health.

Hydrometeorological

These deal with monitoring of environmental parameters related to water quantity. This group includes networks monitoring meteorological factors, groundwater, and permafrost.

Water Quality

These deal with monitoring of environmental parameters related to water quality. This classification of networks includes water quality monitoring networks associated with drinking water and with tracking changes in long-term surface and groundwater chemistry.

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