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Could Texas style flooding happen here?

September 6, 2017 – The dramatic flooding in Texas has some people wondering what’s at risk in Portland. Willamette Week took a look at our work to prepare for the future.   http://www.wweek.com/news/2017/09/06/levees-protect-portland-from-texas-style-flooding-in-an-age-of-extreme-weather-were-falling-behind-on-their-upkeep/

Senator Merkley puts levees on federal agenda

June 29, 2017 – Today we were thrilled to learn the Senator Jeff Merkley will be asking for federal support for our local efforts to reduce flood risk. This announcement is the culmination of our many partnerships and we couldn’t agree more about the need to invest in flood risk management for the future. Learn

Levee Evaluations update February 6, 2017

Recent Progress: This week (February 6, 2017): Drilling work will be taking place in the Sandy Drainage Improvement Company which will result in the closure of 40-mile loop multi-trail from Sundial Road to Graham Road. The closure will be posted along the route. Find a map of the closure and an alternate route here. Drilling

Marine Dr. Levee Check-up Coming Soon!

December 22, 2016 – In the next few months Levee Ready Columbia is scheduled to begin investigating the levees under Marine Drive. These investigations are required to certify that the levees reduce the risk of flooding and to ensure that our region continues to receive the benefits of participation in federal programs like the National

OPB Special Explores Vanport History, 1948 flood

November 16, 2016 – This week Oregon Public Broadcasting released a new edition of the Oregon Experience focusing on the community of Vanport. In addition to being an excellent history of the Vanport community, there is some great documentary footage of the 1948 flood. Take a look here: http://www.opb.org/television/programs/oregonexperience/episodes/1101/