# Sand Required for a Sandbag Dike

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Volume_"sand" =
Sand Required for a Sandbag Dike
Variable Instructions Datatype
(H) "Height of the dike." Enter the height of the dike. Decimal (ft)
(L)"Length of the dike." Enter the length of the dike. Decimal (ft)
Type
Equation
Category
vCommons
Contents
2 variables
Rating
ID
KurtHeckman.Sand Required for a Sandbag Dike
UUID
60c3a296-1473-11e5-a3bb-bc764e2038f2

The Sand Required for a Sandbag Dike equation calculated the volume of sand needed for 3x1 base to height (H) ratio dike of lenth (L).

# Description

The recommended dimensions for the cross section of a sandbag dike is three to one (3x1) for the height verses the base respectively.  This equation returns the approximate volume of material (e.g. sand in bags) needed based on the ratio assumption and the height(H) and length (L) of the dike.  Note: the height should be at least one foot above the expected level of water.

3X1 (Base to Height) of a sandbag dike