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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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