By Ken Stern 

Skagit River crests Dec. 5-6


December 13, 2023

Cape Horn in central Skagit County seemed to fare worst of 10 communities from Marblemount to Day Creek that could be most affected from last week’s Skagit River flooding.

The Skagit River’s crests Dec. 5 and 6 were lower than forecast. The Mount Vernon peak was 29.5 feet at 1:45 p.m., below the 35.5 feet forecast. Stage 1 flood phase is 28-32 feet.

The river peaked at 33.8 feet 7:45 p.m. Dec. 5 in Concrete, below the 38 feet prediction.

Precipitation at the Burlington airport was 0.8 inches Dec. 3-6, below the up to 2.7 inch forecast.


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