of water equals 27,154 gallons - per week!
Vigil gets farmers' attention when he tells them that storing water in just the top inch of an acre of land--an "acre-inch
"--is worth $25 to $30 an acre.
of water contains 43,560 [ft.sub.2] (4046.7 [m.sup.2]) / 12 in per ft= 3,630 cu ft.
In the agricultural areas of the western states, water is measured and sold by the acre-inch
. There are approximately 25,000 gallons in an acre-inch
That's about 1 pound of powder per acre-inch
Using an accepted figure of 25,000 gallons per acre-inch
, some 60,000 gallons of water per acre fell on our property from this past storm.
Production year water use gradually decreased from 80 acre-inches
per acre in 1969 to 36 acre-inches
by 1996 as drip irrigation became the standard.