The April 2021 snow bulletin and water supply forecast has been released

    The Yukon River sits frozen. April 13, 2021

    Here is a quick run down of what is in the bulletin.

    The territory’s snow bulletin and water supply forecast is out now.

     

    The forecast is released in March, April, and May by the Department of Environment’s Water Resources Branch. It provides a summary of winter meteorological and streamflow conditions for the Yukon. The information is used to evaluate the potential for spring flooding caused by breakup ice jams and large spring snowmelt flows.

     

    According to the bulletin, current snow conditions suggest that many areas across the Yukon will see higher than average water levels.

     

    There was a higher-than-average snowpack in many watersheds on April 1, with well above average snowpack in southern and parts of central Yukon.

     

    Weather in the coming weeks will determine the most probable spring scenarios for snowmelt and breakup.

     

    The Government of Yukon will release warning messages during the flood season if necessary.

     

    You can read the full forecast here: https://yukon.ca/en/yukon-snow-survey-bulletin-and-water-supply-forecast-april-1-2021

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