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
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.
8/2/2016 – Over the weekend, we learned that the Columbia Children’s Arboretum, a cherished local park, is getting some additional funding for improvements from the Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation. Learn more.
7/26/2016 – Four of Levee Ready Columbia’s partners recently adopted an updated Flood Emergency Action Plan. The plan details how the districts will respond during flood events. Visit www.mcdd.org next week to read the full plan!
The National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies annual conference will be...
Levee Ready Columbia has been working with partners to better tell the story of our flood history and flood risk. We’ve developed new outreach infographics, a map and postcards. Look for them at our upcoming outreach events!
Levee Ready Columbia staff has submitted a scope of work to participate in FEMA’s Cooperating Technical Partnership program. The program would provide funds for risk assessment modeling and outreach efforts.
Administrative Subcommittee Report: 4 20 2016 LRC Draft Status Report
Administrative Subcommittee Status report: 3_30 LRC Admin Draft Status Report