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Photo of House Boats on the Columbia River
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Portland Tribune: Levee project wants regional taxing district to protect area from Columbia River floods
Levee Ready Columbia will seek buy-in from elected officials about creating...
Map of levees in Multnomah County, including on Sauvie Island
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Collaboration and Problem Solving Before a Disaster Happens
The United States was impacted by 16 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disaster events in 2017 exceeding $300...
Levee and Flood Wall along the Columbia River in North Portland
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Portland Tribune: Could Vanport Flood happen again?
State study shows just how vulnerable we are if any Columbia River flood-control levees fail...
a map of the boundaries for Pen 1, Pen 2, MCDD, & SDIC drainage districts along the Columbia Corridor
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Portland Tribune: Shore up levee before it’s too late
The Portland area needs to learn from the experiences in New Orleans and Houston, where devastating urban floods...
the Railroad Embankment at the western end of the levee system
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Portland Tribune: When the levee breaks…the bank
Entire Portland area may be asked to help improve levee system via property tax-funded bonds...
Screenshot of a Levee Ready Columbia video on YouTube
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Levee Ready video screening at Jubitz Cinema
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the movie theater at the Jubitz Travel Center last night...
Drawing of a wave coming over the St Johns Bridge used by the Willamette Week for story about flooding
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Willamette Week: Levees Protect Portland From Texas-Style Flooding
Levees Protect Portland From Texas-Style Flooding in an Age of Extreme Weather. We’re Falling Behind on their Upkeep...
Screenshot of Reporters during KGW News Coverage on Flooding Potential in Portland Area
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KGW 8: ‘The risk is real’: Official warns of potential levee breaches, flooding
The jaw-dropping images out of Texas have left some along the Columbia River worried about how...
Vanport Mosaic Festival Flyer for 2017
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First Annual Vanport Mosaic Festival
Thanks to everyone who came out for the US Army Corps of Engineers' open houses in December...
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