White River Levee Preservation Project

What's happening

A section of the Sumner Link Trail reopened Oct. 30 after crews completed a significant portion of a White River levee preservation project.

About 780 feet of the Sumner Commercial Levee along the White River’s right bank were reinforced during the project. The work area extended from 16th Street East toward 24th Street East.

Work to add a permanent fence around the detention pond began Dec. 7 and was completed Dec. 18.

2021 work

Plants native to the area will be planted on the landward side of the levee around March 2021.

Sumner Link Trail
White_River_Levee_December_2020 Map

About the project

The section of the levee had been eroding due to the migration of the White River. 

Pierce County crews installed large rocks on the landward side of the levee to reinforce the levee and prevent channel migration in the event of additional erosion that breaches the levee. The rocks were topped with soil.

White River Levee Work

Other projects in the area

Learn about the City of Sumner's White River restoration project at connects.sumnerwa.gov/white-river-restoration-project.

Contact Us

Sarah Grice,

Engineering Supervisor

Reception: (253) 798-6000


7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


4812 196th St. E

Spanaway, WA 98387