Local Issues

Levee improvement plans

The US Army Corps of Engineers will share their draft feasibility study report and tentative plans to make our local levee system more reliable and resilient in early January

Over the course of the last year, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) staff have completed detailed engineering and economic evaluations of our local levee system. They have identified the vulnerabilities and looked at many potential ways to address them. Early this month, the Corps will release their draft feasibility report and tentatively selected plan for public review and comment.

This will be an important opportunity to weigh in on the concepts that are being considered and to help shape what comes next.We will share the draft report once it has been published. In the meantime, please save the date for one of these upcoming community meetings:

Thursday, January 16, 2020           Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                           6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
City of Fairview Council Chambers       Expo Center
1300 NE Village Street                          2060 N Marine Drive
Fairview, OR 97024                               Portland, OR 97217

If you can’t make it to one of these meetings, LRC will also hold a couple of drop-in sessions later in the month where you can get your questions answered and share your thoughts in a smaller group setting:
Portland Drop-in                               East County Drop-In
Saturday, January 25, 2020          Saturday, February 1, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                      9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Café Eleven                                        Stomping Ground Coffee
435 NE Rosa Parks Way                     21825 NE Halsey Street
Portland, OR 97211                            Fairview, OR 97024

Or, if you’d like to have someone join your neighborhood association or community group to discuss the feasibility study or other efforts to modernize our local levee system, please contact us at leveeready@gmail.com . 


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