The Skagit Valley lies in the northwestern corner of the state of Washington, USA. Its defining feature is the Skagit River, which snakes through local communities which include the seat of Skagit County, Mount Vernon, as well as Sedro-Woolley, Concrete, Lyman-Hamilton, and Burlington. Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area Ranked 18th - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 kmÂ²) - Width 240 miles (385 km) - Length 360 miles (580 km) - % water 6. ... The Skagit River (pronounced ) is a river in southwestern British Columbia in Canada and northwestern Washington in the United States, approximately 150 mi (240 km) long. ... Skagit County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Mount Vernon is a city in Skagit County, Washington, USA. The population was 26,232 at the 2000 census. ... Sedro-Woolley is a city located in Skagit County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,658. ... Concrete is a town located in Skagit County, Washington. ... Lyman is a town located in Skagit County, Washington. ... Hamilton is a town located in Skagit County, Washington. ... Burlington is a city located in Skagit County, Washington. ...
There was once a plan by Puget Sound Power and Light Co. to build two nuclear power plants in Skagit Valley. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is an energy company providing electrical power and natural gas in the Puget Sound region of the northwest United States. ... A nuclear power station. ...
SkagitValley farmers have flocked to Olympia, urging lawmakers to block the plan and protect the dozens of crops they grow and the $275 million in annual revenue they yield.
Skagit farmers face little to no regulation from a county that supports its agricultural activities and does very little to watch it, relying on state and federal regulation instead.
Skagit County is under state order to find new estuary land for chinook and other species of salmon, a compromise struck between the state and the Skagit system cooperative, a consortium of three tribes, including the upper Skagit, Swinomish and Sauk-Suiattle tribes.
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