These pages offer techniques that eliminate unwanted drifts. But more, they include ways to get some good from blizzards, by storing that hard water where it's useful. The tools include snow fences, shelterbelts, vegetation management. Our research has found some ways to make these time-tested methods more efficient.
Our intention here is to provide an introduction to these methods, one that gives you ideas of what's possible, and suggestions for where to find all the information you need to make them happen.
So, with herds in wind shelters, roads clear behind snow fences, with windbreaks keeping yards and corrals drift-free, and with drifts filling up stock ponds, could there be some good in a blizzard? No? You're right, they're still too hard! We'll keep working on it.
It's hard--but it's water.