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Burleigh County Sandbag Disposal Plan

Sandbags will be collected daily from the road side for a two-week time period when the zone is activated. All sandbags must be stacked on the road without pallets, no more than 4' from the edge of the road next to homeowner's property. Sandbags must be on the road-not in the ditch. Neighbors are encouraged to work together to ensure that traffic and emergency vehicles have access through the streets at all times.

Only sand and sandbags may be placed on the road side in opened zones. No other materials will be accepted (plastic, pallets, debris, etc).

Marcus Hall, Burleigh County Engineer, explains the road side sandbag collection process.
(Source: The Bismarck Tribune)

Picture of sandbags

Zone Information

Complete sandbag disposal plan with map of all zones.

Zone A (149th Avenue/Sundown Acres/Missouri Forest area) Zone A Map
Zone B (Hogue Island/Island Park Estates/Riverside/Valcor area) Zone B Map
Zone C (Olive Tree/Ponderosa/Sleeping Hollow) Zone C Map
Zone D (Misty Waters/Burnt Creek Estates area) Zone D Map
Zone E (Westwood on the River/Sandy River Estates area) Zone E Map
Zone F (Fox Island/Meadowview/Mills/Timberlane/Wooded Acres area)
Zone F Map
Zone G (Glenwood/Lindteigen's/Secluded Acres/Spiritwood/Three Bears area) Zone G Map
Zone H (Imperial Valley Subdivision area) Zone H Map
Zone I (Falconer Estates/Ridgeview Acres/Sibley Island Estates area) Zone I Map
Zone J (Hester/Meledee/Briardale/Sunshine/Raymar area) Zone J Map

Sandbag Collection Sites Remain Open Through October 31st

August 3, 2011: Burleigh County opens three sandbag collection sites. These collection sites are for sandbags only--no other materials are being accepted at these sites.
Locations and Map:
  • The southwest corner of Burleigh Avenue and South Washington Street
  • Missouri Valley Fairgrounds - northeast of the race track
  • Misty Waters Subdivision - Carefree Drive between Deerwood Lane and Tranquil Circle

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The US Army Corps of Engineers has developed a Flood-Fight Handbook, Preparing for a Flood (2009) that includes steps to reduce flood and water damage, sandbagging for flood protection, and flood fight problems.

They also have Sandbagging Techniques pamphlet which includes procedures and safety tips on efficient bagging operations.

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer, Tim Bertschi, demonstrated the proper way to fill a sandbag and build a sandbag levee. Sandbagging Video

Sandbagging video from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Omaha District Website: Video

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North Dakota State University Extension Service videos:

Sandbagging Safety Tips

Building a Sandbag Dike