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When the levee breaks on the Nooksack, this crew fixes it

Army Corps rebuilds Nooksack River levee

Crews working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repair the Sande-Williams levee on the Nooksack River near Deming, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. The levee was damaged by flooding in the winter of 2014-15. The $400,000 project should be finished next
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Crews working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repair the Sande-Williams levee on the Nooksack River near Deming, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. The levee was damaged by flooding in the winter of 2014-15. The $400,000 project should be finished next

Crews are making repairs on a levee that protects some homes, farms and commercial properties near Deming from flooding along the Nooksack River.

A 400-foot section of the earthen and rock levee, just southwest of Deming Speedway, was damaged by floods in the winter of 2014-15. Crews are shoring it up with 3,000 tons of armour stone, a natural quarry stone known for its durability and resistance to wear and erosion.

The $400,000 project is expected to be completed by mid-August, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Seattle district.

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