OPB: Legislature Comes Up With New Plan for Shoring Up Levees

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Legislature Comes Up with New Plan for Shoring Up Levees in the Face of Flooding

By Sage Van Wing, published on August 12, 2019

The Oregon Legislature passed a law this session that will create a new district for managing and funding the levees on the Columbia River. Now, everyone who lives in the Multnomah County urban growth boundary could be on the hook to pay for levee upkeep and improvements. Jules Bailey of Levee Ready Columbia tells us what’s at stake.



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