Mike Haasl wrote:Another idea to throw in the mix would be to set up snow fences (natural or man-made) to cause deliberate drifts. Then as the higher piles of snow melt (from the bottom) they'd infiltrate more water at those spots.
There's probably also ways to cause the wind to scour snow away from a spot so you don't have to shovel it. Not sure what that method would be though...
Bryant RedHawk wrote:As you noted in your post, snow melts from the ground surface up so Instead of making a swale to hold water, you want to make domed mounds where you want the water to soak into the soil. (It is the exact opposite of building in ground swales)