Open Houses: Disaster preparedness on the Clackamas River

Do you live, work or play on or near the Clackamas River? Have you ever worried about what would happen if the river severely floods from a weather-related event, or because of an earthquake-related dam issue?

The Clackamas County Disaster Management Department has teamed up with Portland General Electric (PGE) and other partner agencies to plan for such an event. As part of this process, the public is invited to attend open houses that explain what would be done if such an event occurs.

Open house attendees can expect to learn:

  • A brief overview of the dams and possible impacts of failure
  • What the river is forecasted to do when the water level rises quickly
  • If your home or favorite recreational area could flood
  • How the public is notified during emergency events
  • How people and their animals will be asked to evacuate
  • How PGE notifies and communicates with Disaster Management
  • How Disaster Management coordinates with emergency responders
  • How residents and businesses can obtain public information

PGE owns and operates multiple Clackamas River dams, which generate power and provide for a variety of recreational activities. Partner agencies sponsoring the event include the cities of Estacada and Oregon City, Clackamas Fire District No. 1, and Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69. 

Event details 

Tuesday, March 7
PGE Faraday Project Office Complex
33831 E. Faraday Road
Estacada, OR 97023
7 to 9 p.m.
This location is just off Highway 224, approximately one mile south of Estacada. Entry sign reads “West Side Hydro Projects.”

Thursday, March 9
Oregon City Commission Chambers, City Hall
625 Center Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
7 to 9 p.m.

For more information, members of the media or public may contact Disaster Management’s Nora Yotsov at 503-650-3386.