November 7th, 2006

Election Day rain

A mail-in ballot election meant no trip to the polls today, so rain and eastern Skagit County flooding were not a concern in terms of voter turnout. Water is running higher than usual in Anacortes, as evidenced by this photo of Ace of Hearts Creek near 41st and “H” Avenue, but it is our neighbors to the east who are anxious about the level of the Skagit River. According to the Skagit County website Tuesday at 1 p.m., “Due to heavier than predicted rains, the National Weather Service has revised its crest prediction for the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. The new prediction is for a crest of 36 feet at 10 p.m. tonight. The previous crest level was 34.9 feet at 4 p.m. this afternoon.” For Anacortes residents who believe we are unaffected by Skagit River flooding, it is important to remember the river is our source of water. The city water treatment plant lies smack in the middle of a flood zone in Mount Vernon.

Alternative Text

About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

PHOTO LICENSING
Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.

PRINTS
$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.

All Photos are © Steve Berentson. All rights reserved.

Request This Photo

PRINTS
$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.

PHOTO LICENSING
Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.

    I am interested in:

    Thank you for visiting

    A casual journal spotlighting
    Anacortes residents and events

    Contact

    Anacortes Today
    c/o Steve Berentson
    1102 King Street
    Anacortes, WA 98221

    Photo Prints & Licensing

    Photos are available as archival prints. They are also available for licensing to be used on your website. Please contact us to request a photo.

    © 2022 Anacortes Today | Accessibility Privacy Policy Terms of Service
    Site Credits: STEAM HOSTING