Upper Sandy River Basin flood risk survey open until July 15

From: Gari Johnson, Clackamas County Water Environment Services, 503-742-4631

Clackamas County is seeking property owners in the Upper Sandy River Basin communities to take a survey now through July 15 to investigate community attitudes about the risk of flood impacts along the Upper Sandy River and its tributaries.

The county is working with the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience to help create disaster resilient Upper Sandy River communities, which are vulnerable to flood risks due to chronic seasonal conditions that can cause the Sandy and similar rivers' channels to move or migrate.

Property owners in the following communities are highly encouraged to take the survey whether or not they are near a river: Brightwood, Marmot, Welches, Wemme, Rhododendron and Zigzag. A location map and the survey is available on the county website.

For those without internet access or who would like to complete a paper survey, representatives from the county will have laptops and paper surveys available in front of the Hoodland Thriftway at 68280 U.S. 26 in Welches on Friday, July 15 starting at 10 a.m.

Survey participants will have a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates.

For more information, members of the media may contact Community Relations Specialist Gari Johnson at 503-742-4631.