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Weigh in on the Corps’ initial alternatives

The US Army Corps of Engineers has successfully launched their New Start Feasibility Study of the Portland metropolitan area levee system, and as they work through the initial scoping phase, they would like to engage community members in discussing the study process, upcoming milestones, and the preliminary alternatives being developed. To begin the conversation, we’re

Launching the New Start

This week marked an important moment for Levee Ready Columbia and the Drainage Districts. On Wednesday, we celebrated the official launch of the US Army Corps of Engineers New Start Feasibility Study with a signing ceremony at Fairview City Hall. During the ceremony, Colonel Aaron Dorf, Commander of the Portland District of Army Corps, and Reed Wagner,

We’re hiring!

April 16, 2018 – Join our passionate team and help us lead the way in enhancing community safety and supporting the region’s vitality. LEVEE READY COLUMBIA PROJECT MANAGER OR SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER Posting Date: April 18, 2018 Closing Date/Time: Open until filled; First review, May 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm (PST) Required Experience: 5+ years of related experience.

Next Meeting October 4, 2017

Levee Ready Columbia next partners meeting will be October 4 from 1-3 pm at the Metro Council Chambers (600 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR). This will be an important meeting. We expect discussions of finding from recent work and discussion of future governance and funding models for the levees.

Levee Drilling Program Complete!

May 1, 2017 – We have successfully completed the drilling work required for levee evaluations in MCDD and SDIC. All of the drilling combined added up to about 9,000 feet – which is like drilling a hole from the top of Mt. St. Helens down to below sea level. Average traffic delays for Marine Drive

Marine Drive Evaluations Continue

March 20, 2017 – Levee evaluations continue to progress on schedule! Drilling locations this week will vary along the entire length of the work area on Marine Drive between NE 33rd drive and NE 223rd Ave. Though the exact locations may vary depending on work progress, we expect the following: March 21, lane closures will