Latest News and Updates

March Snow Bulletin Released

March 14, 2017

Environment Yukon has released the first snow bulletin of the winter, providing current snow and streamflow conditions across the territory. Snowpack conditions are particularly low in the Liard watershed where a basin-wide average has been estimated to be 51 percent of normal. To access the full March snow bulletin, click on the ‘2017 Snow Bulletin’ link on the right of this page.

Yukon Research and Monitoring Compendium

February 6, 2017

A new website has been launched highlighting research and monitoring within Yukon government. The compendium is an initiative of the Government of Yukon Science Strategy. The webpage includes descriptions of several water related activities in the ‘Environment’ and ‘Climate Change’ sections

New Access to National Water Quality Data

January 4, 2017

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has launched a new Open Data portal for long-term water quality monitoring data. The website includes access to data from 11 long-term monitoring locations in Yukon where monitoring is conducted as a partnership between ECCC and Environment Yukon. The data portal can be found at

Great Waters Challenge

October 4, 2016

The Great Waters Challenge is designed for youth under 30 across Canada to uncover stories about how Canada's identity is connected to its waterways in lead up to Canada’s 150th. With over $7000 worth of exciting prizes to be won, this challenge inspires youth to get involved in their communities through a series of challenges released every 2 weeks (a total of 4 challenges). Extended Deadline for Yukon is October 10. To sign up visit:

Hazard Mapping in Yukon Communities

September 15, 2016

Researchers from the Northern Climate ExChange have released a set of hazard maps and reports covering 8 Yukon communities. The project, initiated in 2010, identified hazards related to permafrost, landslides, and flooding by considering both current conditions and future climate variability. All of the maps are available on the Yukon College Research Centre website.

Water Data Catalogue Updated

August 4, 2016

This year’s update of the water data catalogue includes the addition of two new networks: Water Licence Water Quality (WLWQ) and Water Resources Groundwater Monitoring (WRGM). This addition results in around 800 new sampling sites plotted on the interactive map. The large increase in sampling sites (catalogue total to 2310), is primarily due to the inclusion of the WLWQ network. Samples included in the WLWQ Network are primarily comprised of surface and groundwater chemistry data submitted to the Yukon Water Board as required within water licenses. Click on the ‘View Water Data Catalogue’ button on the right of this page to check out the new networks.

Water Strategy Highlights – Year 2

August 1, 2016

A summary of highlights for year 2 of the three-year $3.35 million water strategy action plan has been posted on yukonwater. Click on ‘Water Strategy – Implementation’ under the ‘Water and You’ header for more information.

Canada-Yukon Infrastructure Agreement Signed for Funding under new Federal Programs

June 30, 2016

An agreement signed last week between the federal and Yukon governments includes over $60 million in funding from Canada and Yukon for 21 projects in the territory through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The funding is to support water and wastewater projects in Yukon communities such as the Town of Faro where pump houses will be rehabilitated, upgrades to water, wastewater lines and the reservoir will be made. Yukon is the first jurisdiction to fully commit funding under this program. More information on the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund in Yukon can be found on the Government of Canada website.

2016 State of the Environment Report Released

May 27, 2016

The State of the Environment Report is now an interactive webpage that provides more information on the condition of Yukon’s Environment. Check out the revamped water section on the Environment Yukon website for information on water quality, river ice, extreme flows, precipitation, and more.

Youth Advisory Board Opportunity

May 13, 2016

Waterlution Canada is in search of youth aged 18-29 who are passionate about water and community leadership to get involved in the Great Waters Challenge through participation in their Youth Advisory Board. The goal of the project is to increase Canadians’ water I.Q. through online challenges and direct community action. Applications are due May 24th, for more information check out Waterlution Great Waters Challenge webpage.