A USACE “Silver Jackets” project - to install high-water signs as reminders of the risks of flooding - had its first installation at Monteith Riverpark in Downtown Albany on December 12th.  Three permanent signs were installed representing the floods of 1996, 1964, and 1861 (particularly impressive) to remind residents of the impact of floods.  This is the first of three sites (selected by DLCD and community officials) to receive these signs, with Turner and Oregon City to follow in the next few months.  See the news coverage at:

http://democratherald.com/albany/high-water-signs-a-reminder-of-flood-potential/article_bf8ba961-41cb-5ee3-8839-84350edd72ed.html

 

http://www.kval.com/news/local/1964-flood-still-holds-lessons-for-Oregon-a-half-century-later-285655951.html

  

 

Contact for Oregon Risk MAP

The Department of Land Conservation and Development is the lead on the Oregon Risk MAP project. To reach the program coordinator contact:

Stephen Lucker
635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR 97301-2540

stephen.lucker@state.or.us