Network Details

Network Type

Hydrometeorological

Agency

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

Program objectives and description

To collect long-term hydrometric data on small drainage basins (<500 km2) and provide baseline information for future developments (e.g., culverts, fisheries concerns, gas pipelines, hydroelectric, and quartz and placer mining developments). The network incorporates key stations representing the streamflow characteristics of different hydrologic regions. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, 40 manual crest gauge stations were discontinued when the network was converted to continuous monitoring.

Sampling Information

Number of sites: 105 total sites, 19 active sites

Parameter measured: Hydrological - Other, Hydrological - Streamflow discharge, Hydrological - Surface water level

Period of record: 1970 to present

Sampling frequencies: Continuous Seasonal, Periodically, Periodically Seasonal

Data availability: Historical data from 1975 to 2004 are available online. Data since 2004 is maintained internally by the Water Resources Branch.

Network URL: http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/air-water-waste/hydrology.php

Network Spec Url: http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/air-water-waste/documents/hydrometricmanual2005.pdf

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