Volcano monitoring is an essential part of planning for future volcanic hazards.
The proposed USGS National Volcanic Early Warning System designates Mount Hood as a ‘very high threat volcano’ based on it’s eruptive style and proximity to large communities (e.g., Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, Washington).
To learn more about monitoring at Mount Hood, instrumentation, or volcano hazards visit the following links:
Mount Hood Volcano Hazards, USGS
Mount Hood Multi-Hazards Risk Study, DOGAMI
National Volcano Early Warning System