Yolo County is vulnerable to various types of flooding, from different sources, in a number of areas within the county throughout the year. Sand and sandbags are often used by individuals to prevent flooding from occurring on their property. Yolo County does not stock nor distribute sand or sandbags on a regular basis for reasons related to the deterioration and unpredictable use. As well, sand and sandbags are readily available at most major hardware and home improvement stores where individuals are able to acquire them. This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) attempts to identify extreme events where the county would pursue the acquisition and coordinate distribution of sand and sandbags.
Note: City residents should contact their local public works department for information on their jurisdiction’s sandbag policy.