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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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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 of water.
According to the Western Resource Advocates, if Arizonas two largest regulated utilities advanced clean energy portfolios, similar to those proposed in the Arizona Energy Modernization Plan, Arizona could save a cumulative total of as much as 43.9 billion gallons of water (135,000 acre-feet) by 2032.
The dam has a gross water storage capacity of 8.1 million acre-feet of water with power generation capacity of 4500MW.