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.
Steps used to design a living
snow fence given the climatological and topographic characteristics
at this site:
the snowfall over the snow accumulation season (SAS).
the prevailing winter wind direction by looking at: prevailing
wind direction for October - March and the direction of
predominant snow transport.
fetch distance for this site.
the snow water equivalent (SWE).
the mean seasonal snow transport, based on snowfall over
the snow accumulation season (SAS).
storage capacity, based on fence porosity and height.
the angle of the prevailing wind with the road.
model to get proper setback distance for fence.