ENVIRONMENT YUKON






 

Precipitation

 

 

 

Precipitation amounts change from year to year, but there is an increasing precipitation trend in Yukon.


 

Lakes and Rivers

 

 

Yukon river ice break-up at Dawson City now occurs close to seven days earlier on average since records began in 1896.


 

 

The water quality measured at seven Yukon stations is: excellent (1 station), good (4 stations), and fair (2 stations).


 

 

An increase in winter low flows has occurred across the territory over the past 50 years.


 

Frozen

 

 

Arctic sea ice is melting; summer sea ice will likely disappear within decades.


 

 

There has been a significant increase in snow water equvalent in the last several decades.