By Ken Stern
La Conner Weekly News 

Skagit County drought worsens


Last updated 7/20/2023 at 9:44am

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 gauge on this day of the year.“

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