acre-feet acre-feet

Definition(s):

  • (n) the volume of water that would cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot; 43,560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic meters

Usage(s):

  1. About 100,000 acre-feet of it can take care of farmers with claims on the American River.
  2. But under the pending treaty Mexico agrees to give Texas approximately 800,000 acre-feet of water, keeping only about 600,000 acre-feet for herself.
  3. They would yield about 6,000,000 acre-feet and bring another 2,000,000 acres into production, perhaps in the Mojave Desert or the Imperial Valley.

News

  1. Legislation filed in Congress to force enforcement of water treaty with Mexico

    Mexico owes the United States nearly 500,000 acre-feet of water, according to Texas officials, who add withholding the water hurts Rio Grande Valley communities and farms.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

  2. Fixing the flow for whitewater sports on the Arkansas

    The Arkansas River Outfitters Association will have at least 10,000 acre-feet of water available to be used July 1 through August 15, AROA officials announced.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX21 Colorado Springs

  3. Turlock Irrigation District set to buy water from Modesto?

    The Modesto Irrigation District board on Tuesday will consider selling water to the neighboring Turlock Irrigation District to help it through this year’s dry conditions. The TID would get up to 7,000 acre-feet of Tuolumne River water from Don Pedro Reservoir, which the districts share.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Modesto Bee

Quotes

  1. "The city uses about 2,900 acre-feet of water a year and 2,500 acre-feet come from the canal," Murray said. "That's only 400 acre-feet that we are getting from city wells."
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Ed Murray Source: Porterville Recorder

  2. "We are there. At this point, we are achieving the conservation goal of 15 percent," said Brad Sherwood, agency spokesman. "We are seeing that in our lake level in Lake Mendocino. Now there is roughly 50,000 acre-feet. We want at least 40,000...
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Brad Sherwood Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat

  3. "We had hundreds of acres of flooded vegetation and a higher water level than in previous years," said Texas biologist Jimmy Dean. "Then Mexico released 11,000 to 13,000 acre-feet of water a day. From April 4 to June 11, we lost 13,459...
    on Aug 4, 2005 By: Jimmy Dean Source: Bassmaster

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