Network Details

* Sites for this network are not yet included in the Water Data Catalogue

Network Type

Hydrometeorological

Agency

Government of Yukon
Environment Yukon - Water Resources Branch
Website: http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/air-water-waste/hydrology.php

Other Agencies Involved

Natural Resources Canada

Program objectives and description

To improve knowledge of the characteristics of groundwater aquifers in Yukon through information from the development of groundwater wells. The registry was established in 2005 as a publically accessible groundwater database containing construction details and groundwater level information from water wells around Yukon. Some information is provided voluntarily, and some comes through the Rural Domestic Well Water Program, which requires reporting about well drilling through a Water Well Drillers Form.

Sampling Information

Number of sites: 1432 wells

Parameter measured: Hydrological - Depth to groundwater, Water Chemistry - Inorganics, Water Chemistry - Physical, Microbiological - Microbiological

Period of record: 1963 to 2009

Sampling frequencies: One time; limited repeated sampling

Data availability: Data available through the Groundwater Information Network or by contacting Water Resources Branch.

Contact Information

Name: Ric Janowicz

Address: PO Box 2703 (V-310) Whitehorse YT Y1A 2C6

Phone: 1-867-667-3223

Fax: 1-867-667-3195

Email: richard.janowicz@gov.yk.ca