Wind-blown Snow as a Water Resource
Basics of Snowdrift Control
Basics of Blizzards and Snowdrift Control
If you live in blizzard country, you know that snowdrifts form wherever the
wind slows down. The basics of snowdrift control are (1) keep a blizzard wind
moving, or (2) slow it down where you want the snowdrift. You might eliminate
a problem snowdrift in a road cut, for example, by reshaping the cut bank (to
keep the wind moving), or by building a snow fence upwind (to move the
snowdrift out of the cut). Of course, there is one other "control" method,
and that's to keep shoveling.
Look for a snowdrift wherever the wind takes a break.
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