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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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But Naficy said there were no injunctions against the 41,000 acre-feet of water because CLWA had argued in an earlier case that halting the transfer would disrupt supply for current residents.
In 2003, Southern California's Metropolitan Water District signed an agreement with Western Canal for up to 20,000 acre-feet of water that summer.
The agency expects to deliver about 63,000 acre-feet this year to farmers and to the water districts that supply homes and businesses.
By 2030, the Santa Clarita Valley's population could increase some 70 percent to more than 428,000, and demand could jump from the current 89,300 acre-feet per year to 138,300 acre-feet per year.
By 2030, Santa Clarita Valley's population could increase some 70 percent to more than 428,000, and demand could jump from the current 89,300 acre-feet per year to 138,300 acre-feet per year.
Castaic is 340 feet tall and holds 323,000 acre-feet of water.
According to the CLWA's draft 2005 Urban Water Management Plan, usage is expected to swell over 25 years from 91,700 acre-feet to 139,700 acre-feet.