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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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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...
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Portland Tribune: Bills seek tax aid to shore up levee system
All Portlanders might help pay to protect the city from Columbia River floods, if lawmakers vote to authorize...
Oregon Capitol Building
2019 State Legislative Proposals
Oregon's 2019 legislative session began this week. Among the many issues that will be discussed in Salem, the...
Infographic showing how flooding would affect the four drainage districts
Study quantifies flood risk on the Lower Columbia
There have been five major floods on the lower Columbia since 1894, including the 1948 Vanport Flood, which...
Photo of people discussing the USACE feasibility study during December 2018 open house
US Army Corps of Engineers’ December Open Houses
Thanks to everyone who came out for the US Army Corps of Engineers' open houses in December...
photo of Colonel Dorf and Reed Wagner Signing Cost Sharing Agreement for USACE Feasibility Study
Launching the New Start
This week marked an important moment for Levee Ready Columbia and the Drainage Districts. On Wednesday, we...
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Policy Makers Bike Ride Takes to the Levees
The policymakers bike ride gathers decision makers, community leaders, academics, and...
Map of the leveed area along the Columbia River
US Army Corps of Engineers to Conduct Study of Flood Protection Systems in Portland Region
The US Army Corps of Engineers have announced that they will...