Recent Updates

Updated Development Review Process

Updated Development Review Process
February 19, 2018 Comments Off on Updated Development Review Process

FLOOD-CONSCIOUS DEVELOPMENT The Columbia Corridor drainage districts work hard to balance their responsibility to manage flood risk while supporting development on private property. To provide developers and property owners with as much information and predictability as possible, the Districts have updated ... Read More »

Portland Tribune: Levee project wants regional taxing district to protect area from Columbia River floods

Portland Tribune: Levee project wants regional taxing district to protect area from Columbia River floods
February 19, 2018 Comments Off on Portland Tribune: Levee project wants regional taxing district to protect area from Columbia River floods

Portland Tribune: “Leaders of Levee Ready Columbia, a collaboration among state and local governments, business and environmental groups, gave an informal “thumbs up” on Wednesday [February 14, 2018] to pursue a Water Improvement District for the urbanized part of Multnomah, ... Read More »

Portland Tribune: Could Vanport Flood happen again?

Portland Tribune: Could Vanport Flood happen again?
January 10, 2018 Comments Off on Portland Tribune: Could Vanport Flood happen again?

Portland Tribune State study shows just how vulnerable we are if any Columbia River flood-control levees fail Read more: Could Vanport happen again Read More »

Homeless campers disturb levees along Columbia River

Homeless campers disturb levees along Columbia River
August 31, 2017 Comments Off on Homeless campers disturb levees along Columbia River

KOIN news report:  Homeless campers disturb levees along Columbia River   Read More »

Wanted: Your Input!

Wanted: Your Input!
August 25, 2017 Comments Off on Wanted: Your Input!

  Multnomah County Drainage District No. 1 (MCDD) and Peninsula Drainage District No. 2 (PEN 2) are developing Drainage Master Plans to guide the Districts’ projects and priorities over the next 10-15 years. The Districts’ are seeking input from the ... Read More »

Levees a priority for Merkley

Levees a priority for Merkley
June 29, 2017 Comments Off on Levees a priority for Merkley

June 29, 2017 – MCDD staff learned today that Senator Jeff Merkley has made flood risk management and levees one of his top priorities. Merkley, along with other elected representatives from Oregon, have signed a letter of support asking for ... Read More »

Levee repair, Spring freshet, and summer mowing

Levee repair, Spring freshet, and summer mowing
June 5, 2017 Comments Off on Levee repair, Spring freshet, and summer mowing

June 5, 2017 – Repairs to the levee continue to make progress. The area of the levee in Bridgeton damaged during the April/May 2017 highwater event has been fully excavated and new material is now being put in place to ... Read More »

NOTICE: Levee Repairs Starting May 30

NOTICE: Levee Repairs Starting May 30
May 25, 2017 Comments Off on NOTICE: Levee Repairs Starting May 30

On May 30, MCDD will begin working with contractors to repair damage to the levees caused by recent high water on the Columbia River. The work will be focused in two areas. On the North side of Bridgeton road across ... Read More »

river elevations link

river elevations link
March 22, 2017 Comments Off on river elevations link

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FLOOD WATCH

FLOOD WATCH
March 15, 2017 Comments Off on FLOOD WATCH

March 15, 2017 – A Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the next few days. The most recent forecast is for the Columbia River to Crest at 15.98’ (at the Vancouver Gauge) about mid-day on Friday. In ... Read More »

Due to current Columbia River levels, MCDD is in enhanced operations.

Learn more at: http://bit.ly/floodemergencyactionplan. Unusual activity can be reported to MCDD at 503-281-5675.