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Sand And Bags Available For Flood Protection

FOOTHILL COMMUNITIES – As extreme winter weather approaches with the threat of flooding, especially in areas affected by recent fires, the Sheriff’s Offices in Madera and Mariposa Counties are letting residents know where they can obtain sand and sandbags to protect their property.

Residents must provide their own shovels. It is best to call ahead for Fire Stations, in case crews are out on calls or in training.

For Eastern Madera County –


Madera County Fire Station #8 (559-683-8008)
47050 Road 417 (and Quartz Mtn Rd)

CAL FIRE Rancheria Fire Station (559-877-2322)
53488 Road 200
O’Neals/North Fork

Madera County Fire Station #12 (559-683-4808)
48355 Liberty Drive

Sand only Sites:

Maywood Center (vacant lot)
Avenue 12
Madera Ranchos

Bass Lake Sewer Plant (Behind Court Bldg.)
Road 274
Bass Lake

Sewer Treatment Plant (Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.)
Victoria Lane

For Mariposa County –

Advisory: Full and Empty Sandbags available for immediate water diversion contact County Fire at 209-966-4330 for more info.

The County of Mariposa has established the following sandbag / sand plan during times of extreme weather conditions.

If an immediate need for water diversion or ground stabilization is needed:

Empty Sandbags – are available at any of the 12 Volunteer County Fire Stations.

Full Sandbags – are available at the following locations:

County Fire Station #24 Don Pedro – 9729 Merced Falls Road.

County Fire Station #27 Mormon Bar – 4621 Highway 49 South.

Please call the Volunteer Fire Office at 209-966-4330 to set up a time for pick-up of empty and full sandbags. Calling first will ensure that your station is ready to assist you with your sandbag emergency. After hours or on weekends please call the County Non-Emergency phone number 209-966-3621.

If a planned need for water diversion or ground stabilization is needed :

Please contact your nearest building supply facility for sandbags and sand.

Additional Storm related information can be heard on the County’s Emergency Information Hotline: 209-966-1133.

Information for the Valley –


Madera County Fire Station #3 (559-661-0507)
25950 Avenue 18 ½

Madera County Fire Station #19 (559-645-1399)
35141 Bonadelle Ave

Madera Power, LLC
11427 Firebaugh Blvd
Corners of Avenue 7 and Avenue 7½

Maywood Center (vacant lot)
Avenue 12
Madera Ranchos

Next to Madera County Central Garage
14355 Rd. 28

Ponding Basin
Avenue 24 / Road 19

Sandbag Only Sites:

Public Works Corporation Yard *
1030 S. Gateway
Normal Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Madera City Fire Station #6 (559-661-5499)
317 North Lake St. (Lake/Fresno River)

Madera City Fire Station #7 (559-661-5499)
200 S. Schnoor (Schnoor/Industrial)

Sand only Sites:

Rotary Park
N. Gateway Drive (Cleveland/N. Gateway)

Clinton and Tozer (Across from Millview School)
Vacant field – SE Corner
“E” & 14th Street – (Vacant Lot Across from RR Tracks)

* Note: The City of Madera drop site locations are for Madera City residents only.

City of Madera Sandbag Distribution: 10 SANDBAGS PER RESIDENT

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