After snow and ice, thaw may bring floods, slides

After a week of deep snow pack and ice, the weather is transitioning to warmer temperature and heavy rain.

“A series of storm systems will bring periods of heavy rain and warmer temperatures this week,” Says the National Weather Service Office in Portland. “The combination of heavy rain and melting snow will increase our flood potential, with flooding possible late Tuesday through late Thursday.”

Johnson Creek in Tideman-Johnson Park may reach high levels or flood stage during the thaw.

The NWS Forecast Office also says small stream and urban flooding is likely, particularly near snow or ice-clogged storm drains.

Last week’s heavy snowpack and snow plowing may have covered several storm drains. Clogged storm drains may cause localized flooding in the flat areas of Ardenwald.

The thaw may also pose a risk for landslides, especially inside the Springwater Trail Corridor between SE 28th Ave. and SE 45th Ave.

Sandbags are available for free at self-service stations:

Photo: Bryan Dorr

Winter weather impacts local businesses, roads, transit

The winter weather hitting Portland on Thursday will affect many local businesses, transits, and roadways.

City of Milwaukie already announced on their website that city hall, Ledding Library, and Johnson Creek Public Works facilities have closed at 1:00 p.m. for winter weather.

Some local neighborhood businesses may decide to close early on Thursday.

TriMet service may experience delays as buses cannot travel over 25 miles per hour on chains. Some routes may be detoured or run on snow routes.

Friends of Tideman Johnson Work Party Dec. 3


Howdy all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

We had a great group last month and put the major hurt on some invasive blackberry and ivy. Why stop now?

This Saturday we’re going to focus on removing invasives between the boardwalk and the creek and headed east from there. All this is prep work for our big planting event next March.

Saturday December 3rd, 9am – noon
Tideman Johnson Park
Meet up at the boardwalk
Tools and refreshments provided

This is our last work party of 2016. We’ll take a month off to lounge about in January and then our next get-together is February 4th.

We hope to see you out there!

Friends of Tideman Johnson

Nov. 28, 2016 Regular Meeting Agenda

Here is the meeting agenda for the regular Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016. The meeting will be held at Milwaukie Cafe and Bottle Shop (9401 SE 32nd Ave, Milwaukie).

1. Introductions – 6:30
2. Police Report – 6:35
3. City Update– 6:45
4. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:00
5. Committee Reports – 7:20
6. Approve October 24, 2016 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes –7:50
7. Adjournment – 8:00

Agenda Download (PDF)

City Repairing Water Main Break on SE Boyd

Milwaukie Public Works crew is on SE Boyd St. to repair a water main break, according to a tweet sent by City of Milwaukie. The city expects to have the work completed by 3:00 p.m.