Photo of people listening to a presentation at the NORFMA conference
Portland Levees in National Spotlight
This week the Levee Ready Columbia program is in the national spotlight as we welcome the National...
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Reed Wagner, Executive Director of Multnomah County Drainage District, talks about the history of the levees from a boat in the Columbia River
Portland Tribune: City hopes conference will help find a fix for Columbia levee
A week after floodwaters battered Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the nation’s leading...
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Picture of a levee along the Columbia Slough
KOIN 6: When the levee breaks – Portland’s now 60 years old
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The Columbia River levee system protects more than $5 billion worth of property from flooding...
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photo of a house on top of the levee, providing an example of an encroachment
Big News for PEN 2 Levees
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The levee along the Columbia River in Peninsula Drainage District #2 (PEN 2), one of the four Levee Ready Columbia drainage districts, is among the most densely developed levee sections in the country...
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photo of the LRC Project Team after Declaration of Cooperation signing in 2015
Levee Ready Funds Phase 2
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On a rainy Wednesday night in Fairview Oregon, the Fairview city council unanimously agreed to sign intergovernmental agreements, and to join over 20 other...
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Photo of cars driving along Marine Drive, which is on top of the primary columbia river levee
Portland Tribune: My View – Assessing the levees before the next flood
Two recent pieces in the Tribune have focused on the ongoing effort, Levee Ready Columbia, to evaluate the levee system along the lower Columbia River. We at Levee Ready Columbia are...
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Screenshot of KOIN 6 News Coverage of Levee System in 2015
KOIN 6 News: Columbia River levee still inadequate for flood
Sixty-seven years after the city of Vanport was leveled by raging waters of the Columbia River, the failed levee that triggered the disaster is still inadequate to withstand a major flood...
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the Railroad Embankment at the western end of the levee system
Portland Tribune: Work will continue on defective Columbia River levee system
Sixty-seven years after the city of Vanport was leveled by raging waters of the Columbia River, the failed levee that triggered the disaster is still inadequate to withstand a major flood. But the city of Portland and other local governments...
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