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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.
Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Natomas shall sell, transfer and convey to ASUS, in perpetuity, water rights and entitlements to divert from the Sacramento River up to 5,000 acre-feet of water per year.
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.
A 70% percent allocation amounts to 2,888,782 acre-feet, distributed among the 29 long- term SWP Contractors who serve more than 23 million Californians and about 750,000 acres of irrigated farmland.
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.
68 million acre-feet, distributed among the 29 long-term SWP Contractors who serve more than 23 million Californians and about 750,000 acres of irrigated farmland.
Castaic is 340 feet tall and holds 323,000 acre-feet of water.
During 2005, Metropolitan issued approximately 300,000 rebates for devices that are now saving 9,000 acre-feet a year in Southern California.
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.
The 55 percent initial allocation amounts to 2,269,757 acre-feet, distributed among the 29 long-term SWP Contractors who serve more than 20 million Californians and about 750,000 acres of irrigated farmland.