There have been five major floods on the lower Columbia since 1894, including the 1948 Vanport Flood, which displaced over 18,000 residents and killed at least 15 people. Despite this history, and the immense growth in the area, there’s been a limited understanding of the flood risk posed if a portion of the levee were
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
We’re pleased to be able to share our “What’s at Risk” handout in four languages! Please download and share: WHAT’S AT RISK (English) LO QUE ESTÁ EN RIESGO (Spanish) RỦI RO LÀ GÌ (Vietamese) ЧТО НАХОДИТСЯ В ЗОНЕ РИСКА (Russian)
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,
The US Army Corps of Engineers to Conduct Study of Flood Protection Systems in Portland Region FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evyn Mitchell, Public Affairs & Communications Manager (503) 281-5675 firstname.lastname@example.org Portland, Ore. – The US Army Corps of Engineers have announced that they will conduct a flood damage reduction feasibility study of the Portland
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.
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.
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
As of Tuesday, March 28, consultants completed drilling within the roadway of Marine Drive. Levee Ready Columbia appreciates the public’s patience! At this point, we are 87% complete with drilling for MCDD and SDIC.
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