Average prices in 1987 are strong at $1,800 per acre-foot
, but fall well below $1,000 per acre-foot
in 1988 and remain under $1,000 (and at times under $100 per acre-foot
) until 1995, when they climb to $1,500 per acre-foot
Zammit says that under prior agreements set up several years ago, San Juan pays state and local water resource agencies about $10 per acre-foot
In Colorado regions where the population is rapidly growing, each acre-foot
retired can cost 10 times as much.
The result is that water costing the federal government upwards of $300 per acre-foot
is pumped through open, unlined irrigation ditches, where much of it evaporates or seeps out because it is too cheap - to the farmer - to be worth the cost of protection.
is 326,000 gallons - enough to serve about two households a year.
The modifications will add about $40 an acre-foot
to AVEK rates.
of water is approximately 326,000 gallons.
Next summer, the rate for treated water will jump to $306 an acre-foot
is about 326,000 gallons, enough water to provide the needs of two typical families for a year.
is the amount of water required to cover one acre one foot deep, or 325,851 gallons.
The draft plan said they account for 500 acre-foot
of use per year - a figure the Santa Clarita Valley Well Owners Association disputes.
The water contained in dams is measured by the acre-foot
is about 326,000 gallons, and provides the needs of two typical families for a year.
is the amount of water required to cover one acre of land one foot deep - or 325,851 gallons.
The 500,000 acre-foot
planning buffer is split equally between local and imported sources.