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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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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photo of a levee and the columbia slough
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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photo of people walking on Broughton Beach along the Columbia River
Portland Tribune: County property owners may pay for flood control
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County property owners may pay for flood control By Steve Law | published April 17, 2018 Columbia River levee system needs more funding to win federal approval, most of Multnomah County may be asked to share the funding load. Multnomah...
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Photo of House Boats on the Columbia River