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Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office has sandbags available call 218-634-1143 for more information or check Lake of the Woods County Emergency Management web page for additional information. https://www.co.lake-of-the-woods.mn.us/emergency-management
Empty sandbags can be picked up at the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office or County Highway Department on 8th Ave SE, Baudette and at the Northwest Angle County Garage.
Sand locations for filling:
- Clementson Park
- Lake of the Woods County Garage, 306 8th Ave SE, Baudette
- Northwest Angle County Garage
- Sportsman’s Lodge 3244 Bur Oak Rd NW, Baudette
- Ken-Mar-Ke Resort 3147 Ken Mar Kee Dr NW, Baudette
- Zippel Bay Resort 6080 39th St NW, Williams
- Cul-de-sac South end of Sandy Shores
- Cul-de-sac Northern Pike Lane Winter-Sette
- Krohns Addition Area- 4091 Wildwood Drive- Williams
- Long Point Resort 7046 Resort Ln NW, Williams
- Rocky Point Area- Arneson’s Resort
- Graceton Beach 4027 50th Ave NW, Williams
- Oak Harbor Golf Course 2805 24th St NW, Baudette
Sand bagging machines:
- County Highway Department 306 8th Ave SE, Baudette
Sand bagger hours will be from 8 am until 3:30 pm unless other arrangements are made. Call with specific requests or questions (extended hours or material handling) contact the Hwy Dept office at 218.634.1767. The Hwy Dept will have sandbags available for filling.
The University of Minnesota Extension has an extensive library on flooding and other disaster preparedness, response and recovery resources. This website has fact sheets, pages, guidebooks and videos with research-based tips on immediate and long-term flood issues.
The Army Corps of Engineers has created guidelines for building temporary sandbag levees.
How to sand bag— https://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Portals/57/docs/Public%20Affairs/Brochure/2019_Sandbag_Brochure_3-2019.pdf?ver=2019-03-04-165150-357
On May 13, 2022 Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office enacted an emergency no wash, no wake ordinance on all Lake of the Woods County waterways.
Due to the increased lake and river levels from snow melt and recent heavy rains the Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office is asking boaters to consider 150 feet from shore to be a no wash, no wake zone on all of our area lakes and rivers.
One of the main reasons for establishing no wash, no wake zones is to prevent fragile shoreline from being eroded by the large waves that are caused by a boat when it is passing under power. Now with the increased lake and river levels boats have the ability to operate under power closer to the shorelines that previously were more protected from the waves caused by the passing boats.
UPDATE: The Commissioner of the MN Department of Natural Resources approved the extension to October 31,2022 or until the high-water levels have subsided.