The table to the right gives
the porosity fraction for various snow fences and the
resulting snow storage capacity (Qc). Qc
is calculated using the formula on the right.
For the case study
at Mountain Lake, the porosity for the planting of honeysuckle
was 0.20. Assuming the honeysuckle height to
be 8.5 ft (2.59 m), the snow storage capacity was 41.2