Flood Warning for Skagit River

posted Jan 17, 2011, 3:33 PM by smike@guemesfire.org   [ updated Jan 17, 2011, 6:56 PM ]

433 PM PST MON JAN 17 2011   

 

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

 

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE SKAGIT RIVER NEAR MT. VERNON   

* UNTIL LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.   

* AT  4:15 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 30.0 FEET.   

* FLOOD STAGE IS 28.0 FEET.   

* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.   

* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND CREST NEAR 31.0 FEET

  AROUND 10 PM MONDAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TUESDAY

  EVENING.   

* IMPACT...AT 30.0 FEET...THE SKAGIT RIVER WILL FLOOD FROM SEDRO

  WOOLLEY DOWNSTREAM THROUGH MOUNT VERNON TO THE MOUTH. FLOOD WATERS

  WILL INUNDATE SOME LOW-LYING ROADS...FARMLANDS AND RESIDENTIAL

  AREAS. THIS LEVEL FOR THIS LOCATION ON THE SKAGIT CORRESPONDS TO A

  PHASE 1 FLOOD IN THE SKAGIT COUNTY FLOOD SYSTEM.

 

 

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