Monday, March 11, 2013

Samish Flats

Had a nearby slope inspection and on the way had had a great view of the Samish Flats tide lands. The Samish flats area broad nearly level swath of mostly farm land in northwest Skagit County. The Samish Flats blend and join the Skagit Flats, both being named for their respective rivers. I suspect that the majority of the alluvial sediments on the Samish Flats is from the Skagit River as well.

In the upper image the farm land on the left is protected from tidal flooding by a series of levies. The steam columns in the distance are from the Anacortes oil refineries. Have not had many sunsets this past winter so it was nice to a sunset for a change.

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