April 2022

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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