The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with Levee Ready Columbia, will hold an informational meeting on the Portland Metro Levee System feasibility study. The event, which is open to the public, will provide an update on the feasibility study including refinement of alternatives, technical information and analysis conducted to date, and the next steps in the feasibility study process.
When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Where: Multnomah County Drainage District, 1880 NE Elrod Drive, Portland
Public input is critical to the development of this feasibility plan. The Corps wants to hear the concerns and ideas of community members regarding the Columbia River corridor levee system and managed floodplain. A draft report will be released for public review and comment at the end of 2019.
Past public engagement: The Corps and MCDD held two scoping meetings in December 2018 to engage community members in discussing the study process, study milestones, and the development of preliminary alternative strategies for the reduction of flood risk in the Portland metropolitan area. Discussion also focused on modernization of the levees, flows and flood risk, geotechnical studies of the levees, and the economic risk and consequences posed by various flooding scenarios, as well as the effects on natural and cultural resources of alternatives considered.