|Wind and Snow Fence Fact Sheet|
BC Ministry of Ag, Food and Fisheries
I'll be updating and re-posting this collection of web resources to help explain the science behind snow fence planning, the different styles and techniques of temporary snow fences. If you use snow fences please post your experiences in the comment section below or send us a note.
This is by far the most comprehensive (and largest) how-to snow fence guide available on the net, by the Strategic Highway Research Program of the National Research Council. Everything you could possibly want to know can be found here.
Snow Fence Guide
This is a great little Fact Sheet reviewing wind and snow fence techniques. Great little diagrams to help visualize drift rate and build up.
Snow Fence Fact Sheet BC Ministry of Ag.
Effective Snow Fences - Federal Highway Administration 1991 - Video VH-286 - Part 1, Benefits, is intended for chief administrative officers and stresses the cost- effectiveness of snow fences. Properly constructed collector-type snow fences are briefly described, and significant cost savings and accident reduction are reported for a Wyoming installation. Part 2, Key Elements, is directed to technical and operational staff, but also stresses cost-effectiveness. Design elements are described in simple terms and guidelines are given for estimating wind transport of snow and required fence capacity, fence design, construction methods, installation, and placement.