NOT THIS TIME, BUT NOV. 13, 2021 -- The Skagit River did not rise above 30 feet at Mount Vernon Wednesday, Dec. 6. The story was different two years ago. The river was rose for two more days after this photo was taken. The Riverwalk flood wall, with aluminum panels in place, kept downtown businesses dry. This photo looks northwest from the Riverwalk, a block south of the Division Street bridge.