Latest News and Updates

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?

Participate in Canada Water Week Events!

March 14, 2014

Get involved by participating in fun, free and educational events around Whitehorse. Together, we can raise the profile and understanding of water and the value it brings to our lives.