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Bill suggesting the removal of dams and locks in Western Washington tries to make a point, but may not move the salmon debate forward.
SEATTLE – British Columbia’s government announced Wednesday amid an international dispute that it will no longer allow timber sales in the Skagit River’s headwaters. The decision could intensify pressure over Canadian mining company Imperial Metals’ pending permit to start exploratory mining in the area, the Seattle Times reported, which conservationists see as a larger threat to the river’s ecology.
Nine of the state’s federal legislators have joined the swell of opposition against an exploratory mining proposal for the headwaters of the Skagit River in British Columbia.
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 Monday.
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 into the water.
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 2006.
Officials say that flooding was worse than expected on the Skagit River north of Seattle.
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.
Three of the parties accused of playing a role in the 2013 collapse of the Skagit River Bridge have accepted responsibility.
Authorities say a man in his 50s drowned in Skagit River after he slipped while trying to retrieve his boat northeast of Seattle.
IONE, Washington – When my day begins, I load my bike with eight liters of water in four different vessels. That’s almost 18 pounds.
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 a part in the Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle last year.
OLYMPIA — Starting in the 1970s, Washington state bridge inspectors made note of evidence that large loads were clipping the Interstate 5 span that recently collapsed into the Skagit River. By the middle of last year, an inspector identified eight different points on the bridge that had high-load damage, including some portions in which components were deformed by the impact. Then, last fall, inspectors encountered perhaps the worst damage yet: A tall vehicle traveling northbound had struck the overhead bridge structure, ripping a 3-inch gash in the steel, causing three portions to distort and tearing off surrounding paint, according to images and documents obtained by The Associated Press under public records law.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Detoured traffic from the collapsed I-5 Skagit River bridge has led to an increase in crashes in Mount Vernon.
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 into the Skagit River below, though all three occupants suffered only minor injuries. It happened about 7 p.m. Thursday on the four-lane Interstate 5 bridge near Mount Vernon, about 60 miles north of Seattle, and disrupted travel in both directions.