WYOMING REDUCES DRIFTING WITH NEW FENCE DESIGNS

Through a cooperative program with Dr. Ronald D. Tabler of the National Forest Service, Wyoming Highway Department obtained data to design and construct snow fences which would hold specific amounts of snow and improve visibility on the road when the wind was blowing. Tabler's research revealed the transport distance of the average snow particle, the wind velocities and directions and the amount of snow in an upwind area. These factors have been compiled in a snow-drift prediction technique for road design. The maintenance branch of the Highway Department has found that well-placed snow fences cut snow removal costs and keep roads open more often.

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  • Accession Number: 00312421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM