Find a watershed authorization for placer mining

When completing your Class 4 placer project proposal you will need to refer to the applicable watershed authorization to see the:

  • discharge standards that will apply to your operation; and
  • phase-in schedule for discharge standards.

To find out which watershed your placer mine is in, consult GeoYukon.

Site-specific authorizations

These sites need site-specific authorization.

  • Alsek River
  • Liard River

Email [email protected] to request information about an authorization for these sites.

Downloadable watershed authorizations for placer mining

Big Creek River

Big Salmon River

Fortymile River

Indian River

Klondike River

Mayo River

McQuesten River

Nisutlin River

Nordenskiold River

Pelly River

Sixty Mile River

Southern Lakes

Stewart River

White River

Yukon River North

Yukon River South


If you have any questions about watershed authorizations, email [email protected].