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From: Gari Johnson, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-742-4631

10-1-15

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Public invited to Flood of Information Oct. 24; features Lolo Pass Road access study open house

Update (10/22): The list of groups involved in workshop education stations has been updated.

Clackamas County and the Villages at Mt. Hood, Hoodland Fire District, and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council are sponsoring A Flood of Information IV: Preparing for Winter on the Sandy River, a free workshop on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Resort at the Mountain, Lolo Pass Room. The event is open for all Clackamas County residents, property owners and businesses interested in learning how to prepare for winter weather conditions and emergencies on Mt Hood and surrounding flood-prone areas.

Workshop education stations will include information on ways to minimize risk featuring experts from the National Weather Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, Hoodland Fire District, and Clackamas County’s departments of Emergency Management, Planning, Transportation and Development, and Water Environment Services.

This year’s event also features two special events in the breakout room adjoining the workshop:

  1. A presentation of the results of the recently completed Sandy River Erosion Study documenting risks, channel migration and hazards from the river and potential future floods (9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.); and
  2. A Public Open House where attendees will have the opportunity to speak with experts about long-term access options for the areas served by Lolo Pass Road and to comment on the draft Lolo Pass Road Access Alternatives Analysis (10:30 a.m. to noon ).

Historic and current information concerning the volatility and dangers associated with the Sandy River will be available, including stories and videos of past flood events, the recent Erosion Study, East Barlow Trail Road work planned for 2016, the latest on flood insurance, maps, and much more. There will also be refreshments and door prizes.

For more information contact Jay Wilson with Clackamas County Emergency Management at 503-723-4848 or jaywilson@clackamas.us or go to http://www.clackamas.us/emergency/flooding.html. To learn more about the Lolo Pass Road Access Alternatives Analysis go to http://www.clackamas.us/transportation/lolopass.html.

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