High flood potential identified for several Yukon communities

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A Yukon government hydrologist says there’s high flood potential for several communities in the territory.

“We are specifically highlighting high flood potential for Carmacks, Dawson and the Klondike Valley … Old Crow, Pelly Crossing, Ross River, Teslin and Upper Liard,” said senior hydrologist Holly Goulding.

She said the potential flooding is based on results from the May 1 snowpack survey, which shows record levels of snow across eight of 11 river basins across the territory, the same as it did in April.

She said the snowpack estimates based on the latest survey range from 150 per cent to 400 per cent of the historical figures for May 1.

“So that’s one and

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