Skykomish Watershed

Location of the Skykomish Watershed in Washington State.  Map courtesy of the EPA. The Skykomish watershed covers 836 square miles and includes the North and South fork of the Skykomish River as well as the Sultan, Tye, Foss, and Miller Rivers. It is part of the Snohomish Basin, the second largest watershed in Washington State. The watershed was once primarily used for mining and logging, and was developed substantially in the wake of the Great Northern Railroad. Recreational activity has become more important to the region's economy over time. The watershed has many large tracts of protected land, including the Wild Sky Wilderness north of the town of Skykomish, which was approved by Congress in 2008.


EPA watershed profile:

Related WRIA: 07

All Puget Sound WRIAs


Nature's Value in the Skykomish Watershed: A Rapid Ecosystem Services Valuation