Columbia Slough levee
OPB: Legislature Comes Up With New Plan for Shoring Up Levees
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...
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Oregon Capitol Building
2019 Legislative Wrap Up
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In January, we published our 2019 legislative agenda and set to work with members of the state legislature to reduce our risk of flooding across the state.  Thanks to the leadership of  Speaker Tina Kotek, Senator Lew Frederick, Senator Laurie...
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Creating A New Approach to Managing our Levees in Multnomah County
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As communities across the country have suffered terrible flooding and disastrous levee breaches, the Oregon State Legislature has nearly unanimously approved legislation to establish a safer, more modern and more sustainable way to manage flood safety along the Columbia River...
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Levees run along the Umatilla River in Pendleton, Oregon
Making Flood Safety Funding More Accessible Statewide
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From small agricultural dikes to major urban levee systems, communities across Oregon are struggling to maintain aging flood safety infrastructure and make the improvements needed to comply with new federal safety standards put in place following Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm...
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Photo of Columbia River House Boat community taken from levee in the Bridgeton Neighborhood
Portland Tribune: House, Senate Give Nod to Multnomah County Levee District
A new taxing district may ask Multnomah County voters to search their pockets for the cost of a capital improvements bond to keep the Columbia River corralled...
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Portland Tribune: Bills seek tax aid to shore up levee system
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All Portlanders might help pay to protect the city from Columbia River floods, if lawmakers vote to authorize...
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Oregon Capitol Building
2019 State Legislative Proposals
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Oregon's 2019 legislative session began this week. Among the many issues that will be discussed in Salem, the Levee Ready Columbia partnership has worked with local legislators to introduce several bills: First, Senate Bill 254/House Bill 2323 authorize Business Oregon’s Infrastructure...
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KATU News: Oregon lawmakers push for flood protection feasibility study for Portland
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Oregon lawmakers are urging federal officials in Washington D.C. to support a flood protection feasibility study...
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Photo of Senator Ron Wyden testifying
Business Oregon: Timber, levees and affordable housing top delegation priorities
Oregon’s congressional leaders are urging support of a feasibility study work plan for the...
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