Approximately 4,300 acre-feet
of Metropolitan's stored water can be withdrawn from the aquifer annually.
Faced with similar supply conditions in 2003, Metropolitan secured similar one-year transfer options with Sacramento Valley water districts, eventually calling on about 120,000 acre-feet
of transferred water to help protect the district against SWP supply shortfalls.
5 million acre-feet
since 1915, when well use intensified through the introduction of engine-powered pumps.
Removing 270,000 cubic yards would give the reservoir extra space for about 167 acre-feet
At its present level of 21-percent of capacity, Lake Nacimiento has 80,520 acre-feet
in storage, according to Monterey County reservoir data.
In addition, in exchange for the Tribe's agreement not to oppose all permitting activities with respect to pumping and importation of groundwater in excess of 8,000 acre-feet
per year up to 13,000 acre-feet
per year, Fish Springs Ranch agrees that it shall pay the Tribe 12% of the gross sales price for each acre-foot of any additional water that Fish Springs Ranch ultimately sells in excess of 8,000 acre-feet
We'll likely have about 75 agreements--both permanent and temporary--in place this year that preserve about 50 cubic feet per second of flow in-stream," or about 33 acre-feet
of water, notes Andrew Purkey, executive director of the Oregon Water Trust in Portland.
5 million acre-feet
of native groundwater during the 50-year program.
Dams are an intrinsic part of the epic of engineering achieved by Americans since the beginning of their national history: Between the first European settlement and 1900, they built 2,661 dams with a total storage capacity of 10 million acre-feet
Metropolitan to Receive a Total of 100,000 Acre-Feet
of Water over Next Three Years in Return for Share of Reservoir Funding
LCRA is moving forward with plans to build the new reservoir to relieve some of the pressure on the Highland Lakes, improve agricultural water reliability and efficiency and help meet LCRA s historic goal of adding 100,000 acre-feet
a year to the region s water supply by 2017.
The amount of water in Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis, the two reservoirs used by the LCRA to supply water to the farmers as well as Central Texas cities like Austin, have fallen to 789,000 acre-feet
- less than half their long-term average of 1.
The lake typically holds up to 315,000 acre-feet
of water; an acre-foot covers one acre, a foot deep.
The aquifer below Las Vegas naturally collects 35,000 to 55,000 acre-feet
of water per year.
In 1979, the city was granted rights to divert 12,000 acre-feet
from the Rio Grande Underground Basin; in 2003, an additional right to divert 12,000 acre-feet
per year from 12 additional wells was granted.