NEW SNOW CONTROL SYSTEM IN WYOMING

A number of experimental fences up to 12 feet in height were designed and tested using a wind velocity of 130 MPH. The designs included a vertical zig-zag wood fence laid out in a sawtooth pattern, inclined wood fences (modifications of the old Swedish design) with cable and deadman anchors in 6, 8, 10 and 12 feet heights, and a type similar to the modified Swedish style but using precast concrete supports and PVC slats. Observations and conclusions on each type are presented. The inclined wood fence with the redesigned anchors was considered as the best. A contract for the construction of 60, 500 lineal feet of snow fence is discussed and the approach used for the design of snow fence sites is outlined. The features are set forth that must be observed in the design of the fence and pattern of placement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 53rd Annual WASHO Conference, Portland Oregon, June 2-6, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Association of State Highway & Transp Off

    AASHTO, 341 National Press Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Authors:
    • Crowe, E H
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM