We live high on a hill - and are in no danger of being flooded. So far no buildings have been flooded in any of the locations pictured. Our rain has let up, but we got about 4 to 6 inches (added to previous high rainfalls for weeks) in just a few days and the rivers overflowed into nearby fields.
The main river in our area is the Nooksack - named for a local Native American Nation. This flooding is north of us - near Lynden, WA. It is the farmland between the Nooksack River and Wiser Lake. These are drive-by photos - as there is no place to pull over safely on a very busy hiway.
They are taken from a roundabout - and Don had to make several circles so I could get the right photos. He's a very patient chauffeur.
The faint white dots in the upper photo - along the ride side far shore are Trumpeter Swans enjoying a new swimming area for them, provided by the flood waters
And this is south of Bellingham, near Burlington, WA. This field often has big seasonal ponds on it during rainy season, but nothing like this before that we have seen.
This flooding is caused by the Skagit(sounds like gadget) River overflowing its banks.
In the left lower corner is the top of a fence post which is about 4 feet tall, it is almost completely underwater.
More Trumpeter Swans in the upper photo. Again - drive-by photos taken from the freeway.
This is the same farm last September
And a second farm to the left of the red farm - showing how flat the land is
Fortunately the house and barns are not flooded
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