Analysis of Snow Climatology

Living Snow Fence Case Studies, 2001


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This living snow fence design uses two 8-row strips of standing corn placed 150-ft apart. The corn rows are 2150-ft long and protect an S-shaped north-south section of TH 22 just north of Gaylord, MN in Sibley County.



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This twin-row planting of honeysuckle protects a 400-ft section of Highway 14 west of Lamberton, MN in Redwood County. The snow fence is located on the property of the University of Minnesota's Southwest Research and Outreach Center.


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A problem area along Highway 30 in Cottonwood County 10 miles west of Darfur is managed by a 2000-ft linear planting of honeysuckle. This living snow fence is set back 300-ft from the north side of the highway to capture blowing snow before it becomes a problem for travelers.