snowshed


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snowshed

[′snō‚shed]
(civil engineering)
A structure to protect an exposed area as a road or rail line from snow.
(hydrology)
A drainage basin primarily supplied by snowmelt.
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Thursday, September 10th -- Killington Ski Area's Snowshed Lodge, Killington VT
WSDOT will begin working toward this objective in summer 2011 with construction of a 1,100-foot (335-meter)-long concrete snowshed and avalanche fencing.
The existing snowshed, built in 1950, only protects the westbound lanes from the two most active of the five chutes, leaving portions of the interstate vulnerable to snow from natural avalanches and avalanche control measures.
The new snowshed will protect the entire width of interstate from four of the avalanche chutes with an enlarged ditch providing a catchment area for the remaining minor chute.
When the snowshed is complete, we hope to reduce those closures by 70 percent.
WSDOT will construct the snowshed using standard bridge design techniques.
Exhibits demonstrate how the railroads shifted from nation building (the focus of the first of the exhibition galleries, and the location of the stunning Central Pacific snowshed diorama) to the conjoined themes of modernity and mobility, moving not only products and people but ideas as well.