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  • Aired: 11/14/2016
  • 03:03
  • Rating: TV-G
Vanport was built on a flood plain and was never meant to be permanent. Albeit surrounded by dikes and levies, the 1948 flood destroyed the city completely. Over the years the City of Portland has worked to restore parts of the site and surrounding area with native trees and plants. Susan Barthel, from Portland’s Environmental Services, explains.
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Susan Barthel, Portland’s Environmental Services, explains the restoration efforts.
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