Comment period extended for Lents area flood-reduction plan

If you haven’t made your thoughts known about the City’s project to reduce Johnson Creek’s flooding – read this, and learn how to respond …

It was only a few months ago when winter storms flooded homes and businesses along SE Foster Blvd. This program aims to reduce flooding when it is completed in two years.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
Although City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) previously said they would stop taking comments at the end of May, they’ve now extended the public comment period on the East Lents Floodplain Restoration Project Pre-Design Report until June 23, 2008.

To read about this report — and neighbors’ reactions so far  — CLICK HERE.

This is one of the two diagrams that details how the City of Portland plans to improve the floodplain in Lents, just south of SE Foster Rd.

According to Marie Johnson, on the BES Johnson Creek Watershed Team, the bureau extended the comment period in the hope that more citizens in the area might respond to the design reports.

The project, designed to reduce flood damage in Lents by improving floodplain functions and wildlife habitat on BES property, is slated for construction in summer 2010.

Do you prefer this alternative? Let the folks at the bureau know by registering your comments!

Comment by June 23
You can view the Pre-design Report and a supporting technical memo – and register your comments directly with the BES by CLICKING HERE.

© 2008 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News

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