The Orchard City Town Board heard a report from water committee member Jimmie Boyd on Dec. 12 that the state has placed four additional "snow making machines" at the base of Grand Mesa.
The new placements bring to 17 the number of devices that inject silver iodide particles into cloud formations to produce snowfall, Boyd explained.
One of the snow making devices sits atop the Grand Mesa, Boyd explained. The others form a perimeter around the base of the mountain. Most of the machines are on private property and can be activated by landowners.
Boyd also reported that a radar installation has been set up at a Garnet Mesa location. It will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the snow-making project.
Boyd said his information came from a presentation made during the annual meeting of a local ditch and reservoir company.blog comments powered by Disqus