is 43,560 cubic feet, so 4x43,560=174,240 cubic feet.
When completed in 2017, the nearly 40,000 acre-foot
(13 billion gallon) reservoir being constructed off the main channel of the Colorado River will help secure water sources for the drought prone Texas region.
Shasta Reservoir: Raising the Shasta Dam on the Sacramento River by 18.5 feet would add 634,000 acre-feet of storage to its existing 4.5 million acre-foot
Small domestic wells that pump less than 2 acre-feet of water per year are exempt (an acre-foot
is enough water to cover an acre of land one foot deep).
If the water keeps coming into the dam next week, it will still be almost half of its capacity with 3.3 million acre-foot
of water against the designed capacity of 7.4 million acre-foot
of water is 325,851 gallons--enough to support a family of four for one year, according to the Central Arizona Project.
General information on each transaction includes the supplier, acquirer, purpose, quantity (in acre-feet), and price (per acre-foot
), as well as a brief summary of the transaction.
For example, in 1992, Ronald Griffin and Fred Boadu reported that the value of water used in agriculture, capitalized over 50 yr, was $300-$2,300 per acre-foot
(approximately 326,000 gallons) in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
What it comes down to is the cost per acre-foot
of water generated," says Zammit.
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
. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will buy this water at a cost of $250 per acre-foot
corresponds to 125,851 gallons, or the amount of water needed to cover an acre of ground to a height of 12 inches.