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County tests snow loading in Almanor Basin

County of Plumas
Press Release
1/27/2010

 
The Building Department performed roof snow load sampling today in the Almanor Basin.  This was done to determine the weight of snow on roofs in the area. 

Structures in the Almanor Basin have been required to design to a minimum 100-pounds-per-square-foot snow load, since approximately 1970.  The result of today’s sampling is less than 40 lbs/sqft of snow on roofs in the Basin.
 
John Cunningham
County of Plumas
Building Official
 

johncunningham@countyofplumas.com
 
(530) 283-6206 direct line
(530) 283-7011 dept main line
(530) 283-6134  fax
 


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