It is by far the number one Good Question people are sending to us over the past couple weeks. “What do they do with sandbags after they’re done?”
There’s a 90-percent chance that the St. Croix River will reach major flood stage — and that’s an elevation of 690 feet — 15 feet higher than normal elevation. And forecasters say the St. Croix could rise even higher.
With spring flooding closing in, the City of Stillwater is looking for volunteers to help fill sandbags.
It’s the size of a lawnmower and requires no gas, just a little elbow grease and plenty of bags and plenty of sand. It’s Craig Ferguson’s solution to back breaking sandbag filling. He calls his device the “Sand Shark.”