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The volume of water, 43,560 cubic feet, that will cover an area of one acre to a depth of one foot.


n, pl -feet
(Units) the volume of water that would cover an area of 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot: equivalent to 43 560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic metres


a unit of volume of water in irrigation: the amount covering one acre to a depth of one foot, equal to 43,560 cubic feet (1233 cubic meters).
[1900–05, Amer.]
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Noun1.acre-foot - the volume of water that would cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 footacre-foot - the volume of water that would cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot; 43,560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic meters
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Quantity-weighted average prices weight prices by how much quantity is sold at a certain price; this method is used for a more accurate assessment of average prices per acre-foot of water sold or leased.
What it comes down to is the cost per acre-foot of water generated," says Zammit.
Each 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.
plans to transfer up to 1 million acre-foot of surplus water from the Colorado River Aqueduct via a 35-mile pipeline to spreading grounds in the Mojave Desert about 60 miles southwest of Needles, CA.
The farmers use each acre-foot to produce crops worth $30.
An acre-foot of water is nearly 326,000 gallons, about the amount used by two typical Southland families in and around their homes in a year.
The lake typically holds up to 315,000 acre-feet of water; an acre-foot covers one acre, a foot deep.
An acre-foot is 325,851 gallons, or the volume of one acre flooded 12 inches deep.
The district's wholesale water rates are considered moderate, and the planned increases that will boost charges from $150 per acre-foot currently to $200 by fiscal 2009 are not expected to raise affordability concerns.
Because of the repairs and water required in Owens Valley, the DWP has had to buy more water from the Metropolitan Water District, which charges about $330 for an acre-foot of untreated water.
As part of a new five-year conservation strategy developed in coordination with its 26 member public agencies, Metropolitan will increase incentives to local agencies for new high-efficiency programs and devices from $154 for every acre-foot of conserved water to $195 per acre-foot up to 100 percent of the cost of a device.