Damaged levee that protects Deming from floods is under repair

Crews began making repairs Monday, Aug. 1 to a 400-foot section of a levee along the Nooksack River that was damaged by floods in the winter of 2014-15.

The work is expected to be completed by mid-August, according to the Army Corps of Engineers’ Seattle district.

The Sande-Williams levee, built of earthen material and riprap, protects the residences, farms and commercial properties in Deming from flooding along the right bank of the Nooksack River.

It was damaged during flooding in late 2014 and early 2015. The section that crews will repair is just southwest of Deming Speedway, the Army Corps said.

The project will cost about $400,000, the Army Corps said, and is re-sloping the levee replacing rock armor to mitigate erosion. The Army Corps will cover about $320,000, leaving the remaining $80,000 to Deming Diking District 2.

Kyle Mittan: 360-756-2803, @KyleMittan