Skagit County drought worsens
July 19, 2023
The drought conditions for Skagit County? Not good. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s website’s weekly report lists almost the entire county in drought by area, 97.5%.
Greater La Conner is in a small coastal slice of moderate drought, as is the Cascades region. Together, 11.4% of the county is in moderate drought. The rest of the county is in severe drought, 86.1%, except for the northeasternmost corner, 2.5%, measured as abnormally dry.
Skagit River streamflow at the Mount Vernon bridge was measured as record low. The definition: “Estimated streamflow is the lowest value recorded at this g...