Water quality monitoring

  • Find water quality data
  • Yukon water quality standards
  • ​Water sampling techniques and protocols
  1. Find water quality data

    The Yukon Water Data Catalogue provides information on water quality sampling locations, periods of record and contact information for a variety of water networks.

    Other direct sources of water quality data include:

    Long-term monitoring

    Data on the water quality of several major Yukon rivers is available through the Pacific-Yukon network and the Government of Canada Open Data Portal.

    Water licence data

    You can access monthly and annual reports required under water licences through the Yukon Water Board’s WATERLINE. Long-term records of water licence data may also be available. Email water.resources@gov.yk.ca to inquire.

    Baseline and research studies

    Learn more about our recent water quality monitoring projects in Eagle Plains, Kotaneelee, and Fishing Branch River.

  2. Yukon water quality standards

    A variety of guidelines and regulatory-imposed standards are available to assess water quality data for protection of aquatic life or suitability of water to drink . Those commonly applied in Yukon include:

  3. ​Water sampling techniques and protocols

    Proper water quality sampling techniques are required to: avoid sample contamination, maintain sample integrity through proper preserving and to sample from appropriate locations.

    Guides on water quality sampling include: