December 19, 2016 – This month Garrett Andrews of DJC Oregon took a look under the hood of the Levee Ready Columbia program to explore the potential costs of flood risk reduction efforts in the Columbia Corridor. He interviewed a number of LRC partners including Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey, the Executive Director of the
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/
August 23, 2016 – Major flooding in Louisiana and the arrival of the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies annual conference have put a spotlight on Levee Ready Columbia. Today, stories about the conference and the local levee system ran on KOIN and the Portland Tribune.
July 28, 2016 – An invitation from the Skanner News.
Read more at Oregonlive.com.
April 21, 2016 – The levee along the Columbia River in Peninsula Drainage District #2 (PEN 2), one of the five Levee Ready Columbia districts, is among the most densely developed levee sections in the Country. Levee Ready Columbia was asked to conduct a study to determine how development on the levee, specifically structures built on,
February 8, 2016: In commemoration of the 1996 flood, our partners at the Multnomah County Drainage District have put together a “story map” of flood history in the Columbia Corridor. Check it out!
KOIN 6 News’ report on the state of the Colmbia River levee system: Sixty-seven years after the city of Vanport was leveled by raging waters of the Columbia River, the failed levee that triggered the disaster is still inadequate to withstand a major flood.
Two recent pieces in the Tribune have focused on the ongoing effort, Levee Ready Columbia, to evaluate the levee system along the lower Columbia River (July 14, “Work will continue on defective levee system” and July 30 “Defective levee system holding — for now”). We at Levee Ready Columbia are glad to see interest in
Sixty-seven years after the city of Vanport was leveled by raging waters of the Columbia River, the failed levee that triggered the disaster is still inadequate to withstand a major flood. But the city of Portland and other local governments continue to work on the problem, launching a second phase of cooperative work under the