The Amount of Sand Required for a Sandbag Dike calculator computes the volume of sand needed for(3x1) based to height (H) and length (L) of the dike.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the preferred units and enter the following:
Volume of Sand (V): The calculator returns the volume of sand needed for the dike in cubic yards. However, this can be automatically converted to other volume units (e.g. cubic meters, cubic feet) via the pull-down menu.
The recommended dimensions for the cross section of a sandbag dike is three to one (3x1) for the base verses the height 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.
Thecalculator helps you estimate the amount of sand you will need on site to build a sandbag dike. It's based on the paper by Dr. Hellevang captured in the .
To be prepared for a flood with a sandbag dike, you need: