Photo of the Columbia Corridor industrial buildings and the Columbia Slough
Portland Tribune: Risk of levee failure highest in North Portland
Columbia River waterline could swell to 37 feet, Geological Survey and Army Corps of Engineers say...
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Aerial photo of Peninsula Drainage District #1
Portland Tribune: Let it flow during next Columbia River flood?
Some want to let the river flow onto nearby green areas rather than replace the levee that failed in the 1948...
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Map of the leveed area along the Columbia River
Map of levees in Multnomah County, including on Sauvie Island
Collaboration and Problem Solving Before a Disaster Happens
The United States was impacted by 16 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disaster events in 2017 exceeding $300 billion in total damages[1]. The total was yet another new record for the U.S.
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Screenshot of Reporters during KGW News Coverage on Flooding Potential in Portland Area
KGW 8: ‘The risk is real’: Official warns of potential levee breaches, flooding
The jaw-dropping images out of Texas have left some along the Columbia River worried about how...
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Photo of a group of people standing by heavy equipment used to drill holes into a levee to assess its structural stability on a levee
Levee Drilling Program Complete!
As of May 1, 2017, Levee Ready Columbia successfully completed the drilling work required for...
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Photo of cars driving along the levee on Marine Drive
My View: Preparedness best response to flood risk
Proactive safety work will continue over the next few weeks as part of a collaboration to manage flood risk along the south shore of the Columbia River...
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Signage displayed on Marine Drive during levee investigation
Marine Drive Levee Check-up Coming Soon
In the next few months Levee Ready Columbia is scheduled to begin investigating the levee on which...
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Photo of the railroad embankment that serves as the far western edge of the levee system
Daily Journal of Commerce: Levees Critical to Northeast Portland
Portland’s extensive system of flood control measures along the Columbia and Sandy rivers has been found to require significant...
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Photo of people discussing levees during a 2016 technical forum
Partners Host Technical Forum
The Levee Ready Columbia partners met on September 14th 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....
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