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Study shows 2 feet of sea level rise likely for Skagit by 2100

From Samish Island to the Skagit River delta, marine shorelines in Skagit County will likely see about 2 feet of sea level rise by 2100, according to a study released …


Home teetering on embankment falls partially into Skagit River

One of several homes north of Seattle that has been teetering on the edge of an eroding embankment since the Skagit River reached high flows in November has partially fallen …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Skagit County seeks help with Skagit River flooding

The Skagit County Board of Commissioners is seeking help from the Army Corps of Engineers to prevent further erosion along the Skagit River after it reached its highest level since …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Skagit River flooding worse than expected, hits homes, roads

Officials say that flooding was worse than expected on the Skagit River north of Seattle.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

Skagit River flooding causes road closures, pre-evacuations

The Skagit River north of Seattle has reached its highest level in 11 years, resulting in flooding that closed roads and an alert telling some residents to prepare to evacuate.


Some parties accept responsibility in 2013 Skagit River Bridge collapse

Three of the parties accused of playing a role in the 2013 collapse of the Skagit River Bridge have accepted responsibility.


Man drowns in Skagit River while trying to retrieve boat

Authorities say a man in his 50s drowned in Skagit River after he slipped while trying to retrieve his boat northeast of Seattle.


Tour Deshais: Water, water everywhere, and only 8 liters to drink

IONE, Washington – When my day begins, I load my bike with eight liters of water in four different vessels. That’s almost 18 pounds.


Officials: I-5 bridge collapse caused by regulatory failures

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says that insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played …


I-5 detours increases crashes in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Detoured traffic from the collapsed I-5 Skagit River bridge has led to an increase in crashes in Mount Vernon.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2013, 9:06 a.m.

Wash. I-5 bridge collapse caused by oversize load

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A truck carrying an oversize load struck a bridge on the major thoroughfare between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2013, 9:50 p.m.

Authorities: No fatalities in I-5 bridge collapse

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water.