Stacking Sandbags (DE1523, Reviewed March 2018)

This publication shows the proper way to stack sandbags.

Kenneth Hellevang, Agriculture Engineer, NDSU Extension Service

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 Top view of bottom layer

 top view of bottom layer

Lapping sandbags

 Lapping sandbags

Place bags parallel to the flow of water


Parallel to flow of water

Dimensions of a dike that is twice as wide as it is tall

Dike Pyramid

Sealing the dike

Sealing Dike


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March 2018

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