Water Use by Industry
Below is an overview how water was allocated to the various industries in the Yukon in 2014. It needs to be noted that these are authorized amounts of water and are not necessarily reflective of the actual amounts being used.
Placer undertakings generate the highest allocation, not only because of their water use but because they have the most licences. On the other hand, hydro (power) showed the second largest allocation with very few licences.
These numbers are fairly consistent over multiple years.
Sum Water Use Per Day
# of Licences
|Placer Mining (+5 to 10 Year Licence)||1,956,240||240|
|Placer Mining (up to 5 Year Licence)||88,619||19|