Yukon program, INRS, Yukon Energy partner to study Mayo, Aishihik rivers

July 26, 2017

The Northern Climate ExChange at Yukon College has partnered with the Institut national de la recherche scientifique and Yukon Energy Corporation to study climate change impacts on the Mayo and Aishihik rivers in the Yukon. The three-year project will run on a budget of $1M, with close to half the amount coming from the energy corporation. The research team will look at how long-term changes in temperature, snow, rain, and permafrost may impact each river in the decades to come. The project will reportedly allow Yukon Energy to better manage water in each hydroelectric reservoir in the short term while planning for the effects of climate change over time. NationTalk