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Snow fencing for water supplies
Submitted by Armida on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 13:21
|Snow fencing for water supplies
|Year of Conference
|Jairell, R. L., and Schmidt R. A.
|58th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Proceedings of the 58th Annual Western Snow Conference
|Western Snow Conference
|Snow fence, Water supply
Drought conditions during 1988-89 in southeastern Wyoming created opportunities to test several snow fence designs that capture snow as a water source for livestock, wildlife, and fisheries. Snow fence-embankment combinations that were most efficient in small-scale tests proved to be good choices to provide livestock water at several locations where deep wells went dry. Removal of upwind brush and installation of a metal apron in the accumulation area improved efficiency of a snow fence that supplied a guzzler for wildlife. Another snow fence accumulated enough additional water to prevent winter kill in a fishery.