There is little risk of flooding in the Yukon this spring.
Lower than normal snowfall and mild temperatures this winter means a lower probability of flooding, said Yukon’s hydrology manager Ric Janowicz.
“I think this has been the driest winter on record,” he said at a news conference on Thursday, explaining the Yukon has kept records of its snowfall since 1975.
However, there is still a small potential for flooding in Ross River, Mayo and the Upper Liard area during the first week of June.
The government will also keep an eye on Dawson and Old Crow.
The Yukon can expect a warmer and drier than normal summer, said Janowicz.
Citizens can get flood updates from the government’s online flood forecasting tool. Visit www.community.gov.yk.ca