Public Safety

Blaine County Local Emergency Planning Committee

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Disaster Services Basic Sand Bag Information FEMA Flood Fight Operations Information

Materials Required Per 100 Feet Sandbag Flood Control

Height RequiredSandbags RequiredTons of Wet Sand RequiredCubic Yards of Sand Required
1 Foot800138
2 Feet2,4004125
3 Feet5,0008452
4 Feet8,80014791
5 Feet13,600228141
6 Feet19,500327202

Recommended 1/2 full bags. Average bag 14 inches by 25 inches. Should weigh about 40 pounds. Bags should be alternately stacked, like brickwork, to seal effectively. Use 3 to 1 base to height ratio.

This information is for referencing when planning ahead for flood control. Keep in mind that sandbagging is extremely labor intensive, and bag shortage can exist.