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Creating A New Approach to Managing our Levees in Multnomah County
As communities across the country have suffered terrible flooding and disastrous levee breaches, the Oregon State Legislature has...
Levees run along the Umatilla River in Pendleton, Oregon
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Making Flood Safety Funding More Accessible Statewide
From small agricultural dikes to major urban levee systems, communities across Oregon are struggling to maintain aging flood...
Photo of Columbia River House Boat community taken from levee in the Bridgeton Neighborhood
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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...
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What do you think?
Share your values and hopes for the area along the Columbia River and opinions on decisions that will...
Photo of the Columbia Corridor industrial buildings and the Columbia Slough
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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...
Aerial photo of Peninsula Drainage District #1
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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...
photo of a levee and the columbia slough
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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
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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
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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...
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