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
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.
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
November 16, 2016 – Want to learn about the details of our work? This is for you. Check out what we’ve been up to in our recent quarterly report.. You can always learn about us by clicking on our Library page and looking into our Background Information and Budgets.
October 26, 2016 – This week we learned that Multnomah County Drainage District and Sandy Drainage Improvement Company, two of the LRC partners, received $46,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help cover costs associated with December 2015 storms. The storm resulted in a presidentially declared disaster causing damage to a pump station. The funding helps
September 28, 2016 – Staff from Levee Ready Columbia returned from Yakima, Washington and the Northwest Regional Floodplain Management association’s annual conference with much acclaim from our peers. The conference provided opportunities to meet with other flood plain managers around the northwest to share strategies and lessons learned. What we learned from these meetings is
September 21, 2016 – The Levee Ready Columbia partners met on September 14 to discuss next steps for strengthening state and federal partnerships and to hear staff reports on major program areas such as community outreach, levee engineering assessments, the Rehabilitation and Inspection Program. Following the meeting, staff and consultants hosted a technical forum for
August 24, 2016 – Levee Ready Columbia has been out at a number of community events including the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s annual regatta, the Port of Portland‘s Seaport Celebration, the Sauvie Island Community Association Picnic, and the Bridgeton Neighborhood picnic. Look for us at more events soon, such as the PDX Runway Run, Blue Lake
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.
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