Army Corps rebuilds Nooksack River levee
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.