Skagit Marine Resources Committee analyzes marine-related
issues and determines actions to enhance and protect
Skagit County Lake Management District Program provides technical
and administrative assistance to lake communities
interested in controlling aquatic noxious weeds
that impair recreation, environmental, and aesthetic
qualities enjoyed by lakeside residents and lake
Quality is very important in our daily routines.
This program monitors the water quality of several
creeks and streams throughout the county.
Salmon Habitat Monitoring program monitors salmon
habitat. It instigates and oversees projects that
improve salmon habitat in our county.
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
enhances and protects stream bank stability, fish
habitat and water quality while compensating the
landowner for setting land aside that borders a
stream or river. Skagit County currently manages
three CREP sites at Day and Etach Creeks and Martin
The Instream Flow and Groundwater Management Program is responsible for local implementation of the Skagit
and Stillaguamish instream flow rules and reservations
including studies of groundwater and surface water
interactions. Links to recent studies conducted
by the U.S. Geological Survey are provided here.
Clean Water Program funds many water resource
activities, including water quality, salmon habitat
monitoring and restoration, adaptive management,
and administration of lake management districts
and the Skagit Marine Resources Committee.