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Photo of people listening to a presentation at the NORFMA conference
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Portland Levees in National Spotlight
This week the Levee Ready Columbia program is in the national spotlight as we welcome the National...
Reed Wagner, Executive Director of Multnomah County Drainage District, talks about the history of the levees from a boat in the Columbia River
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Portland Tribune: City hopes conference will help find a fix for Columbia levee
A week after floodwaters battered Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the nation’s leading...
Picture of a levee along the Columbia Slough
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KOIN 6: When the levee breaks – Portland’s now 60 years old
The Columbia River levee system protects more than $5 billion worth of property from flooding...
Multi-generational crowd views 'The Wake of Vanport' at the April 2016 screening
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The Skanner: You’re Invited to the Wake of Vanport
“The Wake of Vanport” is so named to honor the death of a city and the viewing of...
photo of O.B. Hill, 73, talking to Beaumont Middle School students about his life in the City of Vanport before the flood
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Vanport will be topic of arts festival, gets its own book in vintage America series
Sixty-eight years ago this month, Oregon's second-largest city vanished...
photo of a house on top of the levee, providing an example of an encroachment
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Big News for PEN 2 Levees
The levee along the Columbia River in Peninsula Drainage District #2 (PEN 2), one of the four Levee...
photo of the LRC Project Team after Declaration of Cooperation signing in 2015
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Levee Ready Funds Phase 2
On a rainy Wednesday night in Fairview Oregon, the Fairview city council unanimously agreed to sign intergovernmental agreements,...
Photo of cars driving along Marine Drive, which is on top of the primary columbia river levee
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Portland Tribune: My View – Assessing the levees before the next flood
Two recent pieces in the Tribune have focused on the ongoing effort, Levee Ready Columbia, to evaluate the...
Screenshot of KOIN 6 News Coverage of Levee System in 2015
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KOIN 6 News: Columbia River levee still inadequate for flood
Sixty-seven years after the city of Vanport was leveled by raging waters of the Columbia River, the failed...
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