Network Details

Network Type

Hydrometeorological

Agency

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

Program objectives and description

To collect information on long-term trends in groundwater in areas where there is infrastructure (e.g., country residential sub-divisions). This long-term groundwater monitoring program was initiated in 2001 as part of a multi-disciplinary research program in the Wolf Creek drainage and later expanded to other locations. The network was expanded starting in 2014 under the action items of the water strategy and renamed the Yukon Observation Well Network (YOWN).

Sampling Information

Number of sites: 29 total sites, 29 active sites

Parameter measured: Hydrological - Depth to groundwater, Water chemistry - Inorganics, Water chemistry - Metals, Water chemistry - Nutrients, Water chemistry - Organics, Water chemistry - Physical

Period of record: 2001 to present

Sampling frequencies: Continuous, Infrequently, Infrequently, Periodically, Periodically Seasonal

Data availability: Data maintained internally by Water Resources Branch.

Contact Information

Name: John Miller

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

Phone: 1-867-667-3104

Fax: 1-867-667-3195

Email: john.miller@gov.yk.ca