Find information about past flooding emergencies in the Yukon, including flood relief funding and engineering reports.
In winter 2021-22 we had record snowpack in most Yukon watersheds followed by a cold spring with delayed snowmelt. Flooding, landslides and highway washouts occurred throughout the spring and summer.
Communities impacted included:
- Cowley Creek;
- Fox Lake;
- Ibex Valley;
- Lake Laberge:
- Marsh Lake
- McConnell Lake;
- Old Crow;
- Pelly Crossing;
- Ross River;
- Tagish; and
Applications for flood relief grants or loans closed on November 25, 2022.
View the engineering reports commissioned to advise the Yukon government on 2022 flood response and recovery:
McConnell Lake flooding - project summary outlining planned scope of work
McConnell Lake flooding - technical report
McConnell Lake flooding - memo, monitoring well installation
In the spring and summer of 2021 we mounted the largest flood relief effort in the territory’s history. Flooding occurred in Carmacks, Teslin, Lake Laberge and the Southern Lakes region.
High water in many lakes and rivers caused flooding in many communities. The melting of higher than average snowpack in many watersheds also played a key role.
On July 9, 2021, the Government of Yukon declared a state of emergency. This was in response to the flooding, specifically in the Southern Lakes region and Lake Laberge.
If you live in Marsh Lake, you can download an application to have flood berms on your property removed by Government of Yukon. You can also download an application to be reimbursed for berm removal work you have undertaken.
Applications for flood relief grants or loans closed in July 2022.
View the engineering reports commissioned to advise the Yukon government on 2021 flood response and recovery:
Stantec report on Marsh Lake flood mitigation options (published Jan. 6, 2023)
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