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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...
Photo of a group of people standing by heavy equipment used to drill holes into a levee to assess its structural stability on a levee
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Levee Drilling Program Complete!
As of May 1, 2017, Levee Ready Columbia successfully completed the drilling work required for...
Photo of cars driving along the levee on Marine Drive
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My View: Preparedness best response to flood risk
Proactive safety work will continue over the next few weeks as part of a collaboration to manage flood...
Photo of Senator Ron Wyden testifying
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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...
Signage displayed on Marine Drive during levee investigation
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Marine Drive Levee Check-up Coming Soon
In the next few months Levee Ready Columbia is scheduled to begin investigating the levee on which...
Photo of the railroad embankment that serves as the far western edge of the levee system
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Daily Journal of Commerce: Levees Critical to Northeast Portland
Portland’s extensive system of flood control measures along the Columbia and Sandy rivers has been found to require...
Photo of apartment buildings from Vanport wallow in floodwaters near North Denver Avenue. Buses can be seen on the road, lining up to pick up people fleeing the doomed city.
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OPB: Vanport an Oregon Experience
This week, OPB released a new edition of the Oregon Experience on the City of Vanport...
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