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Residents of Kings Valley circle around a computer to review updated flood plain maps.

Updated maps under review for Luckiamute River Watershed

Kings Valley residents recently had their first opportunity to view the proposed updated flood hazard maps for the Luckiamute River Watershed as Benton County hosted an open house May 30 at the Kings Valley Charter School. Residents were able to look over the tentative maps and have questions answered by representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA, as well as Benton County Floodplain Administrator and Senior Planner Toby Lewis and County Commissioner Pat Malone.

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Benton County Children and Family Mental Health program team members line up at the open house event.

Children and Family Mental Health program relocates to expanded facility

Benton County remains on the forefront of proving services to those with mental health issues, and that includes residents of all ages. The County recently expanded the size of their facility and the services it provides at Benton County Children and Family Mental Health. An open house was held May 31 at the program’s new location at 4185 SW Research Way in Corvallis. The day featured tours, meeting the staff, a resource fair, and family activities and prizes.

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Volunteers help Benton County residents check in for a wildfire evacuation drill held on May 18, 2024 in Corvallis, Oregon.

Residents play key role in Benton County wildfire evacuation drill

The spring may have been wet, but the long, dry summer wildfire season is right around the corner. As part of an ongoing effort for enhance emergency preparedness, Benton County and the City of Corvallis teamed up May 18 to conduct a wildfire evacuation drill. The drill served as a valuable opportunity for emergency responders and residents to practice wildfire evacuation procedures and test communication systems.

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