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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.

Partners Meeting Tomorrow!

January 24, 2017 – The Levee Ready Columbia partners will be meeting tomorrow, from 1-4 p.m. at Gresham City Hall, 1333 Northwest Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR. Partners will discuss upcoming legislative issues and hear presentations on the significance of the Levee Ready Columbia project for regional social equity, recent subcommittee work, and a risk assessment

Drilling Work Begins!

January 23, 2017 – Geotechnical evaluation of levees in MCDD and SDIC begins today! Please pay attention to closure notices along the 40 mile loop this week (learn more on our drilling page).   Lots of heavy equipment around the office as the crew gears up. For pictures, visit our Instagram feed.

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

Flood Emergency Action Plan

August 23, 2016 – Recently, four of the drainage districts involved in Levee Ready Columbia adopted a new Flood Emergency Action Plan. The plan provides step by step actions for how the districts and other partners will respond to high water events on the Columbia River. For more information, visit the districts’ web site.

New Project Kickoff

8/4/2016 – Last week the Levee Ready Columbia administrative subcommittee reviewed and approved a project to inspect critical levee structures called “toe drains”. These structures, similar to “french drains” or “rock drains” are placed along the landward side of levees to capture and channel water seeping through the levees during high water events. These particular

Partnering in Preparedness

8/3/2016 – Last week Levee Ready Columbia met with the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization to provide an update on our work. Levee Ready Columbia representatives MCDD and Metro discussed the history of the levee program, the partnership, the risk of flooding, and the need to continue working together to prepare for future high water events.