Military to stay in Yukon to assist with flood mitigation as water levels drop


Yukon officials sounded a confident note on Tuesday during a press conference on the state of flooding in the territory as water levels in the Southern Lakes and in Lake Laberge begin to go down. 

Though Bennett, Tagish and Marsh lakes are currently all above their peak 2007 water levels, things are improving, said Holly Goulding, a senior hydrologist with the water resources branch of the Yukon Government. 

“Water levels on the Southern Lakes have been dropping since last weekend,” she said. 

Water levels on Lake Laberge are also on their way down, Goulding said, with “outflows from lakes now exceeding inflows.” 

Laberge has dropped by 2 centimetres, though

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