Floods are a possible hazard in the Yukon and usually occur in the spring during rapid snow melt or from ice jams on rivers.
Before and during a flood
Prevent flood damage
Visit Flood Ready for information and video tutorials.
Find out what to do about fuel tanks and hazardous substances in flood areas.
Find out what to do about private sewage systems and septic tanks in flood areas.
Build a sandbag berm
Keep livestock safe
Find flood risk levels
The Water Resources Branch monitors the risk of flood Yukon-wide. We post flood risk reports on the water level conditions page. The report will note flood risk levels of moderate or higher.
Get flood alerts
We post flood alerts on Facebook and Twitter, our emergency updates page and through posters, community meetings and other methods. The tools we use to communicate an emergency depend on the location and severity of the flood.
After a flood
Recover from a flood
- Prepare your home for freeze-up.
- Health Alert - Flooded sewage disposal systems
- Tips for returning to your home after a flood.
- Disinfect your drinking water well and water holding tank. Get your drinking water tested.
- Clean your house and control mould.
- If mice moved in to escape flood water, learn about mouse control and hantavirus.
- Visit GetPrepared.ca for more information on re-entering your home and cleanup.
View the engineering reports commissioned to advise the Yukon government on flood response and recovery:
The Emergency Measures Organization has a Duty Officer on call 24/7. Call 867-667-5220 to speak with the duty officer if you need assistance with flood response.
For information about flood recovery, email email@example.com or call 867-332-7084.