For the last year and a half, I have been serving on an Oregon Solutions team of regional leaders which has been working to address the accreditation and certification of the Peninsula Drainage Districts 1 and 2 levees along the Columbia River.
Since that time, the team has completed visual and geotechnical surveys of the levees, (Bridgeton Road, by the way, is in pretty good shape!) and has formed a Declaration of Cooperation outlining how the team will work together in the future. Much work has been completed, a significant amount of information has been gleaned, and the future has been laid out.
On Friday, July 17, I signed the Declaration on behalf of the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association board of directors.
The Declaration and a one-page flyer about the levee improvement program are below.
For further information, please read this article in the Portland Tribune, and view this piece from KOIN-TV.
In the coming months, contractors with the Multnomah County Drainage District, working under the direction of the Oregon Solutions technical committee, will be contacting some residents of the Bridgeton neighborhood to inventory properties which may lie in encroachment areas of the levee. The purpose of the inventory is to develop plans on how to address the areas during high water events.
Please take the time to survey these documents, and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
All the best,
Bridgeton Neighborhood Association
P.S. - Enjoy our neighborhood street sale this Sunday, and mark your calendars for our National Night Out Summer Picnic, scheduled for Saturday, August 1, from 4-7 p.m. Details to follow!
Here are the documents if you want a copy.