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acre-foot

A quantity of water,sand,or minerals equal to a volume 1 foot high over one hypothetical acre of land.It arises in the context of pricing water for irrigation purposes,estimating the value of minerals in place under the soil,and estimating numbers of fish per acre-foot of water.

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Aside from a few exceptions, prices generally range between $50 and $200 per acre-foot.
That compares to about $120 an acre-foot for the electrical bill for pumping well water, which the waterworks district will still face when it goes to remove the injected water in later years, Ariki said.
As a result, officials said, the DWP will have to purchase the lost water from the Metropolitan Water District, which charges about $235 an acre-foot.
One acre-foot of water is 325,900 gallons, or enough to sustain two families for a year.
An acre-foot - about 325,851 gallons - is enough for a typical Antelope Valley home for a year.
CLWA last week raised rates for state-imported water to the retailers from $145 per acre-foot to $181 per acre-foot, effective Jan.
Substantial financial flexibility remains, however, both in the ability to raise water rates (water rates are expected to rise from $150 per acre-foot to $213 by fiscal 2010) and via the district's property tax levy, which remains well below its levy cap.
Imported water also is becoming more expensive and can cost up to $500 an acre-foot, an amount sufficient to serve two average-size families for a year.
The recent decision, issued after thorough consideration of two weeks of testimony and evidence, finds that the federal government took more than 300,000 acre-feet of SWP water (an acre-foot covers a football field with water to a depth of 1 foot).
A 21,600-home mini-city planned west of Santa Clarita, Newhall Ranch relies on a portion of a 41,000 acre-foot water transfer from Kern County obtained by the Castaic Lake Water Agency as part of the Monterey Agreement.
An acre-foot is nearly 326,000 gallons, about the amount used annually by two typical Southland families.
An acre-foot is about 326,000 gallons of water and is enough to serve the needs of two families for one year.