Latest News and Updates

Southern Lakes Water Levels Near Normal

July 17, 2014

Water levels in the Southern Lakes begun this season below normal levels. The large rainfall event on July 4, 2014 centered over the region caused water levels to increase rapidly to near normal conditions.

Living Water Policy Project

July 7, 2014

View the Living Water Policy Project website to learn more about water policy information in Canada. There are a variety of topics to explore. Some highlights include: a brief history of water management in Yukon, central water legislation, data collection and monitoring, drinking water laws, as well as climate change linkage.

Yukon Water Strategy Released!

June 11, 2014

The Government of Yukon has released the Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan. The strategy sets a foundation for making complex water management decisions and the action plan lays a path forward for how to make progress on the priorities and goals identified.

New study on water quality and Arctic grayling in Yukon

May 27, 2014

Scientist at University of Victoria collaborated with staff at Yukon Government and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to conduct research on the impacts of elevated concentrations of Cs, Zn and Pb on Arctic grayling.

2014 State of Environment Report ready for you to view!

May 13, 2014

This report allows the public to monitor how Yukon is achieving the goal of maintaining and enhancing the quality of Yukon’s natural environment for present and future generations. It focuses on five main areas, including water.

May 2014 Snow Survey Bulletin

May 12, 2014

The bulletin provides a summary of winter meteorological and streamflow conditions for Yukon, as well as current snow depth and snow water equivalent observations for 56 locations across the territory.

Read about river ice break up in Dawson!

May 6, 2014

Yukon River ice break-up in Dawson is an event with historic significance. This year, break-up at Dawson officially occurred on May 2. Want to learn more about the factors that contributed to break-up?