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2022 Yukon flood perspective aligns with climate projections

For years now, we have been witnessing the occurrence of weather extremes. In 2021, unprecedented hot weather, droughts, and floods affected different regions of Canada, including Yukon. A couple of years before, in the spring of 2019, a very thin snowpack was reported in central and southern Yukon. This spring, several areas of Yukon have set new precipitation records (since monitoring started between the 1960s to the 1990s) and the snowpack in a majority of Yukon watersheds is concerning (refer to the...

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Winter flows and water level variations - an overview

Most rivers in Canada carry some flow year-round, even during the heart of winter, even under a thick ice cover. You may not hear it, you may not see it, but the channel is alive. I personally like to say that the water does not like to freeze, it wants to keep flowing.

Water, in its liquid state,  is critical to life in its many forms. It is also useful to produce low carbon emitting energy when the demand is peaking. Multiple right holders and stakeholders have an interest in knowing the amount of water that flows in a river at any time of year. But how does that...

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