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Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)

State of emergency lifted in Southern Lakes, Lake Laberge

Water levels continue to drop and are well below peak 2007 levels

 

The evacuation order for a property on Shallow Bay Road has been rescinded, water levels in the Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge drop. (Crystal Schick/ Independent)

Evacuation order rescinded, water levels drop in Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge

The Emergency Measures Organization put out a public flood update Aug. 9

 

Evacuation alerts have been rescinded for areas in the Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge but flood warnings remain in effect. (Yukon News file)

Evacution alerts rescinded for Lake Laberge, Tagish Marsh Lake and Lewes River Road

Flood advisories remain in effect for many areas but water levels are dropping

 

The high streamflow advisory for the Yukon River at Carmacks has ended. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

High streamflow advisory for the Yukon River at Carmacks has ended

Water levels on the Yukon River at Carmacks have been steadily dropping since July 3

The high streamflow advisory for the Yukon River at Carmacks has ended. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Members of the Canadian Forces fill sandbags near South McClintock Road on July 7. Flood relief efforts will continue until the water levels peak and recede. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Flood watch expected to continue for another month in Southern Lakes

While water levels are receding, the government is still preparing for a mid-August peak

Members of the Canadian Forces fill sandbags near South McClintock Road on July 7. Flood relief efforts will continue until the water levels peak and recede. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Barricades challenge access for fishers, bikers and walkers in Carcross. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Barricades challenge access for fishers, bikers and walkers in Carcross. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
The shuttle service will leave from in front of the White Pass building on Front and Main Street. Photo courtesy TIA Yukon.

TIA Yukon offers daily shuttle service for sandbagging volunteers

In response to current flooding, TIA Yukon is offering a shuttle service to transport volunteers to sandbagging stations

The shuttle service will leave from in front of the White Pass building on Front and Main Street. Photo courtesy TIA Yukon.
Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. A state of emergency has been declared for Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)

State of emergency declared in Southern Lakes to prepare for possible evacuation

The emergency state will be in effect for 90 days and can be cancelled any time

Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. A state of emergency has been declared for Southern Lakes and Lake Laberge. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)
Michael Oliphant hands a sandbag to homeowner Lisa Vollans-Leduc to reinforce a flood barrier on the shore of Marsh Lake on July 7. Several homes in the area have been evacuated due to flooding. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Here’s how to help with Yukon flood volunteer efforts

Sandbags are desperately needed in many communities

Michael Oliphant hands a sandbag to homeowner Lisa Vollans-Leduc to reinforce a flood barrier on the shore of Marsh Lake on July 7. Several homes in the area have been evacuated due to flooding. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. Residents of the Marsh Lake region are being told to prepare for evacuation. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)

Southern Lakes residents issued an evacuation alert due to flooding

Lewes River Road, some of Army Beach Drive, South M’Clintock Road and Pearson Lane have been issued the alert

Flooding is seen encroaching on a cabin near Tagish on July 7. Residents of the Marsh Lake region are being told to prepare for evacuation. (Stephanie Newsome/Yukon News)
Submerged boat launch by Alaska Highway bridge near M'Clintock River. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)

Marsh Lake surpasses record water levels

Marsh Lake officially reached 2007 flood levels on Sunday morning, six weeks…

Submerged boat launch by Alaska Highway bridge near M'Clintock River. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Residents gathered at the Marsh Lake Recreation Centre on June 29 for a meeting with Yukon government officials, who warned that evacuations are possible this summer due to flooding. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Residents gathered at the Marsh Lake Recreation Centre on June 29 for a meeting with Yukon government officials, who warned that evacuations are possible this summer due to flooding. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Water levels are seen rising at the Carcross rail bridge on June 29. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Water levels are seen rising at the Carcross rail bridge on June 29. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
A flood warning has been issued for the Yukon River at Carmacks. Crystal Schick/Yukon News

Carmacks issued boil water advisory

Advisory affects those using private wells

A flood warning has been issued for the Yukon River at Carmacks. Crystal Schick/Yukon News
A flood warning has been issued for the Yukon River at Carmacks. Crystal Schick/Yukon News

Flood warning issued for the Yukon River at Carmacks

The warning means river levels have exceeded or will exceed bankfull or flood stage imminently

A flood warning has been issued for the Yukon River at Carmacks. Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Teslin Lake is one of two bodies of water the Yukon Government has place on flood watch. (Google Maps Image)

Flood watch issued for Teslin Lake, Yukon River at Carmacks

The bodies of water may soon burst their banks due to melting snow and rainfall

Teslin Lake is one of two bodies of water the Yukon Government has place on flood watch. (Google Maps Image)
The streamflow advisory for the Nordenskiold River and tributaries of the Yukon River around Carmacks has ended. Photo by Yukon Protective Services.

Nordenskiold River flows declining, streamflow advisory ends

The steamflow advisory for the Nordenskiold River around Carmacks has ended but water levels remain high.

The streamflow advisory for the Nordenskiold River and tributaries of the Yukon River around Carmacks has ended. Photo by Yukon Protective Services.
A high streamflow advisory has been issued for the Nordenskiold and Klondike Rivers on May 11. Photo by Yukon Protective Services

Nordenskiold, Klondike rivers see rising water levels; advisory issued

Following the river-ice breakup, flows have continued to rise on Nordenskiold and Klondike River systems, said a release by the Emergency Measures Organization.

A high streamflow advisory has been issued for the Nordenskiold and Klondike Rivers on May 11. Photo by Yukon Protective Services
In case of floods, the Carcross Tagish First Nation will be prepared. (Norma Waddington/Yukon News)

Carcross/Tagish First Nation prepared for potential flood season

CTFN manager of operations, Patrick Brown, said preparations for potential floods began in January.

In case of floods, the Carcross Tagish First Nation will be prepared. (Norma Waddington/Yukon News)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on April 8, 2020.

Residents asked to avoid ice on Schwatka Lake

Lake levels being lowered, Yukon Energy says

Crystal Schick/Yukon News file
Yukon Energy in Whitehorse on April 8, 2020.