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Re: 25% snow load is Conservative

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>equate to 8 1/2 feet of snow.  Here in Colorado, I have a copy of a county 
>requirement for mountain snow loads which lists snow loads by elevation and 
>only goes up to 150 psf maximum at 11,000 feet.  (What do you make your snow 
>out of in California? :) ) 

The skiers effectionately refer to it as Sierra Cement.

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