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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...
Screenshot of a Levee Ready Columbia video on YouTube
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
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
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
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
Levee Drilling Program Complete!
As of May 1, 2017, Levee Ready Columbia successfully completed the drilling work required for...

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