Skagit County Public Works
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 18, 2016
Contact: Kara Symonds, ka...@co.skagit.wa.us, 360-416-1447
Skagit River Level Hotline will provide updates during flood events
The Skagit River Level Hotline is a great resource for anyone who’s ever wondered about the status of the Skagit River during flood season.
The Skagit County Public Works Natural Resources Division maintains the River Level Hotline to keep the public informed in the event of a flood. Information includes current river gauge readings and summaries of National Weather Service forecasts. County residents can call 360-416-1404 to hear updated river level information.
The hotline is updated daily, unless river conditions warrant more frequent updates. River gauge readings are provided in feet, and are compared to the standard flood stage of 28 feet in both Mount Vernon and Concrete.
Hotline information includes forecasts and weather updates from a variety of sources, including the USGS and National Weather Service River Forecast Center. Current information from the two agencies can also be found online:
· NWS River Forecast Center
· USGS real-time streamflow data
More information on flood awareness, including preparedness tips, flood history and more, can be found online.
For questions or more details, please contact Kara Symonds at ka...@co.skagit.wa.us or 360-416-1447.