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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 at 206 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
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.
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. At this time, we are asking for compliance to the 150 feet safety zone of all Lake of the Woods County waterways to be considered a no wake, no wash zone.
Recently the Commissioner of the MN Department of Natural Resources approved an expedited process for all counties, cities and towns in Minnesota to enact slow no wash, no wake zones due to the high-water issues across the state. At this time Lake of the Woods County enacted a 30-day temporary emergency no wash, no wake ordinance on all Lake of the Woods County waterways.