In the 1960s and '70s, the basin was being overpumped by more than 50,000 acre-feet
per year, and water levels were dropping rapidly, as much as 7 feet per year in some areas.
Temperance Flat Reservoir: The proposed Temperance Flat Reservoir on the upper San Joaquin River could hold 1.26 million acre-feet
of water and increase water reliability during drought periods by 1 03,000 to 254,400 acre-feet
California has more than 850 million acre-feet
of water in its 450 known groundwater reservoirs but about half of it is unusable because of poor quality or because the cost to extract it is prohibitive.
Kirk Watson, said a trigger of 1.1 million acre-feet
wasn't high enough.
Over the study period, California leases transferred over 11 million acre-feet
of water, the highest amount transferred of any area in the study.
The city currently generates about 25,000 acre-feet
per year of treated effluent, but only a small portion of that is used as non-potable water for golf courses, parks, and roadway embankments.
The deal calls for the farmers of the Imperial Valley to sell roughly 1.6 million acre-feet
of water over the first 15 years of the Quantification Settlement Agreement to the California Department of Water Resources for $175 per acre-foot.
Dams are an intrinsic part of the epic of engineering achieved by Americans since the beginning of their national history: Between the first European settlement and 1900, they built 2,661 dams with a total storage capacity of 10 million acre-feet
The vast majority, 23 million acre-feet
, has been devoted to agricultural uses.
Second, he's dealing with 52 million acre-feet
The dam has a gross water storage capacity of 8.1 million acre-feet
of water with power generation capacity of 4500MW.