Rain shadow of fences
I never understand why people say that fences create a rain shadow, as in one recent article I read. Can anybody explain?
When I think about it I see the same amount of rain falling over the whole area regardless of whether there is a fence there. Sure some rain might be blown onto the fence if there is wind, but then the rain will run down the fence and land on the soil as before. So there might be a slightly uneven distribution very close to the fence but surely the water will move through the soil and roots will find their way to the water so is it really a problem?