A boil water advisory has been issued for the residents of Carcross, Tagish, Marsh Lake and Lake Laberge.
Flooding in the Southern Lakes region threatens to taint well water and underground storage tanks, Yukon Medical Health officer Dr. Bryce Larke told a news conference on Wednesday
Residents should boil water for at least two minutes prior to drinking, brushing teeth, washing food or making ice.
The advisory is expected to last for several weeks, or until water levels recede. (JW)