MULTNOMAH COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT / WHAT WE DO / DISTRICT SERVICES
District employees maintain levees in compliance with federal regulations. This includes levee inspections, vegetation management, and damage repair such as bank stabilization or replacement of rip rap (stone used to protect against erosion).
The flow and level of water in many ditches, pipes, culverts, and areas of the slough are managed by the District. To reduce flood risk, district employees manage vegetation (i.e., including trees and grasses), remove debris, and attend to wildlife impacts.<br />
District staff undergo FEMA trainings in order to prepare for our role in a flood or other regional emergency. In a high water event, district staff monitor areas of risk typically through active patrols by employing risk reduction measures as necessary.
Support Regional Partnerships
We recognize our position as a regional partner and undergo FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) trainings in order to prepare for our role in a flood or other regional emergencies.