U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stabilizing bank along Snake River

LEWISTON, ID - Approximately 525 feet of eroded bank along the Snake River is being repaired after high flows washed away the shore line.

The two step project is well underway as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rebuild the eroded bank by installing material into the shoreline. Planting of various species of trees and shrubs is the final step.

"We've identified some species that are local to this area," said Project Engineer Greg Hernandez. "So we will be coming back after-wards and making sure those plants take hold of the bank to help stabilize."

All construction materials used to stabilize the shore are biodegradable and will not cause harm to the land, which serves as a habitat management unit. The project is scheduled to end at the start of December.