5.7 Managing Drifting Snow


To manage drifting snow, place a windbreak perpendicular to the prevailing winter winds. If the winter winds vary in direction, two windbreaks may be required. Extend the ends of the windbreak 50 to 100 feet beyond the area needing protection. Plant height influences snow storage capacity (i.e., doubling plant height increases snow storage by four times).

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