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The Skagit River is nearly dry below Diablo Lake which awaits water... News PhotoAlternative Energy,Authority,Columbia River,Crisis,Drought,Dry,Electricity,Environment,Equipment,Hydroelectric Power Station,Man Made Object,North Cascades National Park,Rain,Skagit River,Snow,USA,Waiting,Washington State,Water,Weather,WenatcheePhotographer Collection: Hulton Archive 388423 12: The Skagit River is nearly dry below Diablo Lake which awaits water from the spring runoff, April 15, 2001, near the North Cascades National Park, WA. However the snowpack is low and scant rain is keeping the region's hydroelectric plants scrambling to produce enough energy for their own state's needs, leaving no extra electricity to bail California out of its energy crisis this summer. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)