Flooding History

Watching the Skagit  and Nooksack Rivers rise and pool up in the low areas has been something of a tradition for Skagitonians.

Burlington Hill is in the background of the little cottage in Burlington Washington

Burlington Hill is in the background behind this little cottage in Burlington Washington.  For more info, click the postcard photograph.

Decades of news articles and photographs document the history of the rivers.  To learn what it was like there are two websites :

Historical Flood Article  Archives on the Skagit County website

And the Skagit River History website http://www.skagitriverhistory.com/

 

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