US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District Website

The Christmas Flood of 1964: Learn from the past. Prepare for the future.

Are you ready?

Image of Creswell "blue areas" mapWhile Corps dams have reduced flood risks for some downriver residents, the state’s growing population and continued development mean that many remain in harm’s way. Learn more about the threat from "building in the blue" here.

Rivers make the Pacific Northwest a beautiful place to live, but if those rivers flood, they can destroy homes and businesses, causing millions of dollars’ worth of damage. It’s not if the next flood will happen – it’s when. 

Are you flood ready? This one-stop shopping site provides information and resources to reduce risk to people and property, and improve individual and community flood response.