America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Oregon Inland Flooding

Oregon faces a high level of threat from inland flooding compared to other states evaluated; while it has taken strong action to address its current risks and understand their changing nature and magnitude going forward, the state needs to do more to be prepared for future inland flooding risks.



For more information on how prepared Oregon is for its growing inland flooding threat, read the detailed state summary.


Is Oregon taking action?

  • The Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework covers heavy precipitation and outlines gaps in capacity and suggests actions to improve resilience to more frequent heavy precipitation and flooding events
  • The Department of Transportation’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Report outlines the anticipated impacts projected changes in precipitation could have on transportation infrastructure, and includes examples of the agency’s adaptive capacity to address these impacts
  • There is no evidence the state has taken action to incorporate future projections of inland flooding risks into state-level programs, investments, and activities