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Sandbag Site Location
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UPDATE: Sandbag Site closed as April 9, 2019.

Burleigh County Opens Self-Fill Sandbag Site
March 22, 2019

Burleigh County officials have opened a self-fill sandbagging site at the Missouri Valley Complex for citizens to fill and take sandbags, free of charge, to help mitigate potential damage to their homes from overland flooding. You are asked to bring your own shovels and work gloves.

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Road Closed Sign with Barricade
Road Closures

Roads closed due water over the road. Click here.
















Cover Page of Burleigh County Flood Annex
Due to the numerous flood events experienced in Burleigh County, a flood annex was developed to include action items for Apple Creek and the Missouri River. This annex is reviewed on a yearly basis and after any significant flood event.

Burleigh County Flood Annex


Burleigh County Water Resource District: Flood Control Projects











House in a flood
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states.

However, all floods are not alike. Some floods develop slowly, sometimes over a period of days. But flash floods can develop quickly, sometimes in just a few minutes and without any visible signs of rain. Flash floods often have a dangerous wall of roaring water that carries rocks, mud, and other debris and can sweep away most things in its path. Overland flooding occurs outside a defined river or stream, such as when a levee is breached, but still can be destructive. Flooding can also occur when a dam breaks, producing effects similar to flash floods.

Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live, but especially if you live in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood. Every state is at risk from this hazard. (Source: FEMA)

FEMA Flood Maps, Insurance, and Information (click here).