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Sandbagging at Dakota Dunes

South Dakota Department of Correction inmates help the flood relief efforts at Gateway facility, June 3, in North Sioux City, S.D. Inmates, National Guard members, and volunteers are producing up to 150,000 sandbags per day at the site. Officials estimate that the sandbagging operations in the area are producing nearly 500,000 sandbags a day as the Missouri River continues to rise.



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This work, Sandbagging at Dakota Dunes [Image 5 of 5], by SGT Charlie Jacobson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.03.2011

Date Posted:06.05.2011 10:04

Photo ID:411382

VIRIN:110603-A-#####-001

Resolution:2872x1338

Size:411.25 KB

Location:DAKOTA DUNES, SD, USGlobe

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  • A National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter lowers a sandbag onto a fairway at the Dakota Dunes Country Club June 2. The sandbags, which weigh between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds, are being used to construct levees designed to keep flood waters at bay along the Missouri River. The rising waters are threatening the homes of residents in the South Dakota community. More than 1,000 soldiers and airmen from the South Dakota National Guard are now supporting flooding efforts along the Missouri River throughout South Dakota.
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