NWT Water Monitoring Bulletin – May 31, 2022

News Type: 
Water monitoring bulletin

The Government of the Northwest Territories maintains water monitoring stations across the territory to keep track of water levels and flow rates in areas of potential flood risk for communities.

This information is provided regularly to territorial and regional emergency managers to help understand the status of waterways across the NWT in the lead-up to, and during spring break-up – the highest-risk period for floods in the Northwest Territories.

Technical data


Current status – Peel River and Beaufort Delta

  • Movement of ice has been reported in the Middle Channel through Horseshoe Bend;
    • Water levels through the Delta continue to respond according to ice movement and jam locations;
  • Water levels in Inuvik have fallen slightly after hitting a presumed peak yesterday evening (approximately 17.1 m);
  • Water levels in Aklavik have been steady at about 15.56 m since last night;
    • Water levels are approximately the same as the peak from last year (15.539 m) at the gauge location;
    • Water level increases could occur at this location if further ice jams form and water backs up.

Above – Photo of Aklavik acquired on May 30 courtesy of R Lennie, Water Survey of Canada.


Above – Photo of Middle Channel looking upstream to Horseshoe Bend acquired on May 30 courtesy of R Lennie, Water Survey of Canada.