Network Details

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

Network Type

Aquatic Health


Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in
Department of Natural Resources

Program objectives and description

To collect baseline data on climate-related variables linked to traditional food security. The program has two elements: monitoring the thermal regime of primary chinook and chum salmon migration habitat, and characterizing the thermal and chemical regimes and associated biological communities of groundwater discharges utilized by chinook salmon for rearing and overwintering habitat. In 2010, data loggers were installed on the Yukon River near the Klondike River and on two creeks downstream of Dawson. The thermal data loggers measure temperature within 0.2°C, every hour. As well, 10 sites were established near the Klondike River to analyse groundwater characteristics to serve as a basis for trend analyses of changing water quality related to permafrost melt.

Sampling Information

Number of sites: 10?

Parameter measured: Water Chemistry - Inorganics, Water Chemistry - Nutrients, Water Chemistry - Metals, Water Chemistry - Physical

Period of record: 2010 to present

Sampling frequencies: Continuous

Data availability: Internal database at present. Broader availability pending.

Contact Information

Name: Bill Kendrick

Address: PO Box 599, Dawson City, Yukon, Y0B 1G0

Phone: 1-867-993-7105

Fax: 1-867-993-6553