You’re invited to Flood of Information IV: Preparing for Winter on the Sandy River. 
Saturday, October 24, 2015
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Resort at the Mountain, Lolo Pass Room 

This free event is open to 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.

Workshops will include information on ways to minimize risk, featuring experts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Western Federal Lands Highway Division, State Lands, National Weather Service, and Clackamas County’s departments of Emergency Management, Planning, Transportation & Development, Water Environment Services, and Resource Conservation & Solid Waste.

This year’s event also features two special sessions:

  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 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
  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.

The Flood of Information series is sponsored by Clackamas County, Villages at Mt. Hood, Hoodland Fire District, and the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council.

For more information about the event, contact Jay Wilson with Clackamas County Emergency Management at (503) 723-4848.

Learn more about the Lolo Pass Road Access Alternatives Analysis.