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Flooding Preparedness

Damage Done by Recent Floods

Flooding events during the last 50 years have ravaged parts of Clackamas County. Just some of the results of these events include:

How Citizens Can Be Prepared

Flooding poses a threat to life and safety, and can cause severe damage to public and private property. Below are some links you may find helpful when preparing for flooding. 

River levels in Clackamas County are monitored by a network of river gauges that help us predict the when peak water levels will occur in our communities. The County also works with fire districts to provide sand bag distribution locations to assist residents in protecting their homes from flooding. There are several local area commercial sandbag providers.

Weather and Flood Forecasting Information

Sandy River Flood Recovery Contacts

Clackamas County
Land use and permits: Steve Hanschka, 503.742.4512
Land use and permits: Rebecca Ceniga, 503.742.4505
Emergency management: Jay Wilson, 503.723.4848
General information: Ellen Rogalin, Community Relations Specialist, Department of Transportation and Development, 503.742.4274
Water Environment Services - Hoodland Sewage Treatment Plant, 24596 E. Bright Ave, Welches; 503.622.5350

Hoodland Fire District
69634 E. Highway 26, Welches
Emergency: 9-1-1
Office: 503.622.3256 (8am-5pm, 7 days a week)

Sandy River Basin Watershed Council
P.O. Box 868, Sandy, OR 97055 503.668.1646

US Army Corps of Engineers
Karla G. Ellis, Project Manager, Team Leader - Regulatory Branch, 503.808.4377
Regulatory General Permit (RGP) for Sandy River Basin January 2011 Flood Response
Regulatory General Permit (RGP) Biological Opinion

Department of State Lands
Anita Huffman, 503.986.5250
Wetlands/Waterways Removal-Fill
Wetlands/Waterways Removal-Fill Forms & Publications

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