A lot of study went into the design of Wyoming's snow fences. There are several different types of them and they each create different results for different reasons.

The top video is from the University Of Wyoming and shows how and why the state developed its snow fencing.

The bottom video shows the idea being borrowed by Iowa, along with several other snow fence ideas that came from Wyoming research.

These fences not only help keep roads clear and save a lot of plowing money, but they save homes, live stalk, and help capture water. Snow fencing can come in many different forms for many different reasons.