The Government of Yukon and Government of Canada monitor the amount of water in Yukon rivers and lakes. This data can be used to monitor current conditions and perform further analyses to determine the frequency of flows.
Get current conditions and seasonal forecasts
- Water Survey of Canada provides real time data access to approximately 70 sites in Yukon. These are mainly large rivers and lakes. It includes current water level conditions and preliminary flow estimates.
Seasonal forecasts for major rivers are also provided each spring in the Yukon Snow Survey Bulletin and Water Supply Forecast.
Get historical flow data on small streams
- You can get historical flow data on small stream monitoring dating back to the mid-1970s.
- You can find more information on monitoring locations in the Yukon Water Data Catalogue.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for updated flow data for active sites.
We’ve conducted hydrologic and other environmental research in the Wolf Creek basin near Whitehorse since 1992. The long-term monitoring includes 4 stream flow stations as well as other climate and hydrology monitoring. See the University of Saskatchewan's Global Water Futures and Changing Cold Regions Network Programmes and click on number 12 to view this data. Current research is largely associated with the Global Water Futures project, a 7-year study dedicated to monitoring water threats in an era of global change.
Find out about long-term trends
Climate change has the potential to significantly alter water flows in the north. Snow melt, rain events, permafrost and glaciers control flows in Yukon rivers. Changes to any of these can result in dramatic changes to the timing and volume of flow. The Yukon State of the Environment Report tracks changes in water levels and flows over time.