acre-foot acre-foot

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. Experts say public-subsidy schemes often give water to farms and industries for as little as $16 an acre-foot when it's worth as much as $400 to municipal water systems.
  2. Meanwhile, scarce water from federal dams and irrigation projects, often worth $100 an acre-foot at market prices, is sold to farmers for $7 to $25 an acre-foot.
  3. The bid of $60 an acre-foot that Willey has presented on behalf of the Mono Lake litigants will cut no deals.

News

  • Storms mean last-minute irrigation boost for Carlsbad farmers

    CARLSBAD >> Mother Nature has smiled on Carlsbad farmers, a little. Last week's flood waters that flowed into Brantley Reservoir, where the Carlsbad Irrigation District stores water to send to farmers, means local farmers will get an additional four-tenths of an acre-foot per acre
    on September 17, 2013     Source: Carlsbad Current-Argus

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