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Stormwater Management

The Port of Skagit obtained coverage as a secondary permittee under the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit on February 16, 2007.   Under the terms of the Municipal Permit, the Port developed a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) for the coverage area over a period of five years.  The SWMP was revised annually as elements of the program were implemented. 

Click HERE to view the most current version of the SWMP (March 2013).  Please submit comments to Sara Young at Port of Skagit, 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington, WA 98233 or via email to sara@portofskagit.com.  

The coverage area of the SWMP includes approximately 1,800 acres of Port-owned land, including the Skagit Regional Airport and Bayview Business Park located on Bayview Ridge.  The SWMP is intended to protect downstream water quality by implementing six program elements: 

  1. Public education and outreach;
  2. Public involvement/participation;
  3. Illicit discharge detection and elimination;
  4. Construction site stormwater runoff control;
  5. Post construction stormwater management in new development and redevelopment; and
  6. Pollution prevention/good housekeeping for municipal operations.

The Port currently holds an NPDES Industrial Stormwater General Permit, which covers the Skagit Regional Airport and Port maintenance shop area.  Pursuant to the Industrial Permit, the Port maintains a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the covered facilities.  Stormwater sampling is conducted quarterly for the Industrial Permit at two discharge points near Ovenell Road.  The SWMP developed under the requirements of the Municipal Permit is compatible with and complementary to the Port’s SWPPP and addresses both areas that are covered by the Industrial Permit, as well as areas that are outside the Industrial Permit coverage area. 

La Conner Marina

To see a complete list of Best Management Practices for the La Conner Marina, click HERE.