Take steps to keep yourself and your property safe from floods

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 how you can prepare for a flood on your property. Download a guide here.

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

Visit Emergency Preparedness for Farm Animals.

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

Engineering reports

View the engineering reports commissioned to advise the Yukon government on flood response and recovery:

KGS engineering report

Stantec flood recommendations


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 flooding@yukon.ca or call 867-332-7084.