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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...
Photo of drainage district staff cleaning up debris during 2015 high water event
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FEMA Aid Received for December 2015 Storm
This week we learned that Multnomah County Drainage District and Sandy Drainage Improvement Company, two of LRC's partners,...
2016 NORFMA Conference
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Lessons from around the Northwest
Staff from Levee Ready Columbia returned from Yakima, Washington and the Northwest Regional Regional Floodplain...
Photo of people discussing levees during a 2016 technical forum
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Partners Host Technical Forum
The Levee Ready Columbia partners met on September 14th to discuss next steps for strengthening state and federal...
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...
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