LEWISTON, Idaho - About $80,000 is being spent to rebuild a Nez Perce Tribe sweat lodge in northern Idaho damaged by a flash flood two years ago.
The May 2005 flood caused about $40,000 damage to the sweat lodge and more than $1 million in damage to Nez Perce County roads, bridges and culverts.
After the flood, President Bush signed a federal disaster declaration that provided federal money for repairs.
Virgil Holt says the new sweat lodge should be done by the end of August.
He says sweat lodges are traditional places where people go to be cleansed physically and spiritually. (The Associated Press contributed to this story.)