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The City of Dauphin is investigating the possibility of using a new type of sandbag.
Public Works Director Bill Brenner describes the new bags as a kind of sandless sandbag.
"When you take those sandbags and put them in water, they grow, and expand into a 45 pound bag, similar to a sandbag."
Brenner believes the City has about 2,500 filled sandbags stored on pallets waiting for use.
Brenner says with the new sandbags, that same amount could be stored in a closet.
He warns though, they are expensive.
Brenner says the City is trying to contact the supplier to get some samples.