Archive | July, 2015

Work will continue on defective Columbia River levee system

Sixty-seven years after the city of Vanport was leveled by raging waters of the Columbia River, the failed levee that triggered the disaster is still inadequate to withstand a major flood.

However, the city of Portland and other local governments continue to work on the problem under the auspices of an Oregon Solutions Project…

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Work will continue on defective Columbia River levee system. Portland Tribune. July 14, 2015.

Columbia River levee still inadequate for flood (video)

Sixty-seven years after the city of Vanport was leveled by raging waters of the Columbia River, the failed levee that triggered the disaster is still inadequate to withstand a major flood…

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Columbia River levee still inadequate for flood (video). KOIN News 6. July 13, 2015.

Legislature Funds Oregon’s Fledgling Juniper Industry

Juniper is a native Oregon species. But decades of fire suppression and grazing have allowed the tree to spread voraciously over Eastern and Central Oregon. That’s a problem because juniper consumes sage grouse habitat and sucks up a lot of water.

The Oregon Legislature passed two bills at the end of the session to help boost juniper harvest, HB 2997 and HB 2998…

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Legislature Funds Oregon's Fledgling Juniper Industry . OPB. July 8, 2015.