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Government

Name Short Description
Burlington City Government Homepage
Cascades Volcano Observatory The USGS agency responsible for observing Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak - both active volcanoes in the Skagit River Basin.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) national homepage, now a division of the Department of Homeland Security.
National Flood Insurance ProgramUpdated sticker
Homepage of the National Flood Insurance Program

FEMA Region X Updated sticker

Washington State is under Region X of FEMA.

FloodSmart.gov

FEMA National Flood Insurance Program website for consumers.
Mount Vernon City Government Homepage
National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service for Western Washington Includes CFS and river height measurements for the Skagit and tributaries to help predict future river activity.

National Weather Service Webpage for Mt. Vernon Gage

Real-time hydrograph with many supplementary statistics.

National Weather Service Webpage for Concrete (The Dalles) Gage

Real-time hydrograph with many supplementary statistics.

National Weather Service Webpage for the Sauk River

Real-time hydrograph with many supplementary statistics.
Puget Sound River History Project University of Washington project to research the history of Puget Sound's rivers.  Includes historical maps of the Skagit, Nooksack and other rivers.
Sedro-Woolley City Government Homepage
Skagit County Government Homepage

Historical News ArticlesUpdated sticker

Skagit County Government research of historical newspaper articles of Skagit County regarding floods, fishing and more (See also Master Index) and divided by individual newspapers.
Skagit County Public Works
Homepage

Skagit River Flood Information

Skagit County Government flood awareness homepage - includes flood emergency information, effects of a 100-year flood, hyperlink to historical research and more!
US Army Corps of Engineers - Seattle District The Seattle District is the local district responsible for the Skagit River.

Dataquery (Corps of Engineers)

Website will allow you to query almost all U.S. Government gauges in the Skagit River Basin, as well as other river basins in the Pacific Northwest.

Skagit River Page

Seattle District webpage on Skagit River, includes discussion of the  Skagit River Flood Reduction Study and also a Frequently Asked Questions page.

Skagit River Basin Map

Link will take you directly to US Army Corps of Engineers gauges for the Skagit River basin.
United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Washington SNOTEL Snow Water Equivalent Update Graph New_Button Great webpage to check snowpack against averages.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) Washington State Homepage Website will take you to flood, drought and volcanic activity information.
USGS Gauge Measurements for the Skagit Data from the USGS gauges on the Skagit.
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Salmon Recovery Funding BoardUpdated sticker 10-member state board that approves Washington State Government grants for salmon recovery.
WSU Skagit Extension AgricultureUpdated sticker Washington State University Skagit Extension for Agriculture - the extension facility in downtown Mt. Vernon helps conduct agricultural research and keeps records on matters of interest to the agriculture community.

Local Newspapers

Northwest Business Monthly A business news magazine covering northwest Washington State that used to have a Skagit County Business Monthly.
Skagit Valley Publishing/Go Skagit Website includes current stories from the Skagit Valley Herald, Courier-Times, Argus and special publications such as the Business Pulse.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Association of State Floodplain Managers Association of State Floodplain Managers homepage - http://www.floods.org.  Their Northwest chapter is Northwest Regional Floodplain Managers Association or NORFMA.
Burlington Chamber of Commerce Burlington, Washington Chamber of Commerce.
Chehalis River Council The Chehalis River Council website is a very similar website to www.skagitriverhistory.com in Southwestern Washington full of hyperlinks to interesting sources.
Clear Lake Historical Association A local association dedicated to the history of Clear Lake run by Deanna Ammons.
Concrete Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce for the Town of Concrete, includes a webpage with blurbs about Concrete history, general chamber of commerce information, photo galleries of participants in recent Bald Eagle Festival photo competitions, and a general message board.
FedSpending.org "A free, searchable database of federal government spending".
FloodSafety.com Website has "the goal of reducing flood-related fatalities, property damage and financial devastation".
Friends of Skagit County Friends of Skagit County is the primary opposition to urban sprawl in Skagit County.
La Conner Chamber of Commerce La Conner Chamber of Commerce
Levees.ORG Corps watchdog group in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Mount Vernon Chamber of CommerceUpdated sticker Mount Vernon, Washington Chamber of Commerce.
North Cascades Chamber of Commerce Incomplete website about recreational opportunities in the North Cascades.  Includes web pages about the region's history and maps.
Northwest Regional Floodplain Managers Association (NORFMA) Organization of Northwest floodplain managers.
River Resource Trust "The vision and goal of the River Resource Trust shall be to assist private and public landowners on Wild & Scenic Rivers to implement the intent and spirit of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 and the 1983 Final River Management Plan of the Skagit River."
Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce Things to do and see in Sedro-Woolley
Skagit County Genealogy Skagit County's contribution to the USGenWebProject, a website focused on genealogy for America, Washington State and Skagit County.
Skagit Land Trust A land acquisition group to protect against encroachment on our agrarian way of life by commercial and residential interests.
Skagit River Journal A historical research website.
Skagit River System Cooperative

"The Skagit River System Cooperative (SRSC) provides natural resource management services for the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. On behalf of these two sovereign nations, SRSC works to actively improve fisheries management within their usual and accustomed fishing areas."

Skagit Valley Genealogical Society Skagit Valley Genealogical Society website, tracking down the family roots of Skagitonians.
Skagit Valley Internet Directory Skagit County directory of businesses, parks, events, ferry schedules, and tide tables since 1997.
Skagit Watershed Council A collaborative of nonprofits striving to protect the Skagit and Samish River Basins and their fish stocks.
Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (SPF) An advocacy group to protect agriculture via acquiring "conservation easements" and briefing the public on the threat to Skagitonian agriculture.
The Stump Ranch "Family and community history of the Upper Skagit Valley"
The Forum "Spotlighting current issues in Skagit County"
Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest - Skagit River Watershed Catalog of waterfalls in the Skagit River Basin, also includes links to waterfalls in other parts of the Pacific Northwest and waterfalls with bold text include a description and a link to aerial photographs.

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