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 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/