Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This Thursday - Jan 19th - visit the DD

Have you been checking the weather forecast lately? It looks like snow, then rain - lots of rain! As the rivers and streams around us start to rise this weekend, do you feel safe from flooding?

Luckily for those of us who live near the Columbia River, we've got our friends at the Multnomah County Drainage Districts [DD] to rely on. This Thursday afternoon, you can give yourself peace of mind by learning about the important work they do to keep us safe and dry.

Slough Tour: Water Flow

Thursday Jan 19, 4-5pm
MCDD, 1880 NE Elrod Dr

At this short and casual tour, we'll learn about the people, machines, and structures that keep parts of Gresham, Fairview, and NE Portland from flooding. District Engineer Byron Woltersdorf will talk about the history of water control in the Portland area and show us the levees and pump stations onsite.

Free! Suitable for adults and children 10+, dress for the weather.

Register online at www.columbiaslough.org.

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