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What's At Risk Handout in Four Languages
“What’s at Risk” available in four languages
We’re pleased to be able to share our “What’s at Risk” handout in four languages. Please download and...
Vanport Mosaic Festival Flyer for 2018
LRC participates in Vanport Festival
Thanks to everyone who came out for the US Army Corps of Engineers' open houses in December...
photo of US Senator Ron Wyden testifying
KATU News: Oregon lawmakers push for flood protection feasibility study for Portland
Oregon lawmakers are urging federal officials in Washington D.C. to support a flood protection feasibility study...
photo of people walking on Broughton Beach along the Columbia River
Portland Tribune: County property owners may pay for flood control
County property owners may pay for flood control By Steve Law | published April 17, 2018 Columbia River...
Photo of House Boats on the Columbia River
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
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
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
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
Portland Tribune: When the levee breaks…the bank
Entire Portland area may be asked to help improve levee system via property tax-funded bonds...