Sandbags Available in Contra Costa County

February 7, 2014 15:58 pm · 13 comments

Because of the expected heavy showers this weekend, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is providing information on sandbags for the unincorporated areas. Residents must provide their own shovel and transportation.

Sand and the bags are available on Waterbird Way in Pacheco (across from the gas pumps). Sandbags are cached in a container on-site at the sand cradle.

Walnut Creek Resident February 7, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Here we go!!! Water all over the place. Accidents, dummies. look out.

Dorothy February 7, 2014 at 4:30 PM

I hope those who get them will not really need to use them.

TinFoiler February 7, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Sandbagging = What government does best!!!

android user February 7, 2014 at 4:56 PM

I’m already tired of this rain. Can we get more dry weather now?

But, February 7, 2014 at 5:07 PM

we are in a drought, still in panic mode!

OK, we all know that no matter how much it rains this year, there is no way the drought is over, even if we all float away.

So save water. Need a bath this weekend? Stand outside. Do your laundry in big tubs outside, save water, use rain.

And get ready for the huge rate increase because they need your money more than you need water.

TinFoiler February 7, 2014 at 5:17 PM

#5 Yep, even though California sits on 800+ miles of Ocean front – Don’t dare say the “D” Word!! I’m guess only “backwards” middle eastern countries do that.

VikingPrincess February 7, 2014 at 6:51 PM

The problem is…we are in a drought and the soil is not saturated so risk of flood is much higher. Being a Mendonoma transplant….every year we faced potential floods.

Glad we got rain.

funny man February 7, 2014 at 7:29 PM

let socal tax their own and make em build desalination plants instead of sucking us dry and make us suffer cutbacks because of them
stay dry people!

No Viking Princess February 7, 2014 at 8:33 PM

You have it backwards. The ground first saturates, then floods. The drought makes a flood less likely as the ground will absorb lots of water before flooding.

Or something.

DD February 7, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Olive Garden!

Silva February 7, 2014 at 9:54 PM

I love rain.

VikingPrincess February 7, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Your comment about rain is obviously correct. In regards to my comment, really can’t say much but that was the practice and belief at the time. IG incorrect, I am not the only one with the belief. I recall after the big 85 flood some years after sand bags were being distributed due to the Indian Summer and dry winter. I thought the same as you, but was corrected.

Someone made lots on sand bags that season – LOL

Anonymous February 8, 2014 at 6:30 AM

You can certainly have a flood if there is a drought or not, the fact iis in a drought the soil holds more water before the water pools and then runs off. Thats when floods start.

It’s basic hydrology : you need more water to flood if the ground is not saturated.

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