Sandbagging 101

  • Graphic by: MARK BOSWELL
  • Updated: April 7, 2011 - 3:52 PM

Sandbagging is a seasonal ritual in flood-prone cities and towns. In places like Fargo, N.D., up to 3 million bags are filled, readied and made into levees according to methods developed for saving lives, homes and property. Here’s a look at how it’s done.