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Cooperative Snow Fence Program

Although there are no foolproof methods of wind and snow control, properly designed and maintained snow fences can reduce or eliminate these problem areas.

Benefits to landowners

  • Improves accessibility between farmsteads, towns, and services.
  • Provides a service to your neighbors and others.
  • Helps reduce soil erosion.
  • Living or standing corn snow fence provides wildlife habitat.

Benefits to everyone

  • Lowers snow removal cost.
  • Creates safer, more predictable travel conditions.
  • Reduces blockages and drifts.
  • Reduces the accident rate during snowy, windy conditions.
  • Increases visibility.
  • Decreases freezing and thawing effects on the roadway.

Informational Brochure County Brochure Snow Fence FAQs

If you would like to learn more about the program and benefits of snow fences, contact the County Engineer's Office.

County Engineer's Office
17274 Lark Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401

County Courthouse

220 N. Washington Ave.
Mason City, IA 50401
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Courthouse Hours

M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Holidays
Department Hours May Vary