Definition of Acre-foot

1. Noun. The volume of water that would cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot; 43,560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic meters.


Definition of Acre-foot

1. Noun. An acre times a foot, about 1233.5 kiloliters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Acre-foot

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acral
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acrania
acranial
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acrasia
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acrasias
acrasin
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acraspeda
acrasy
acratic
acrawl
acre-foot (current term)
acre feet
acre foot
acre inch
acreable
acreage
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acred
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acres
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acrid
acrid poison
acridarsine
acridarsines

Literary usage of Acre-foot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Irrigation and Water Rights: And the Arid Region by Clesson Selwyne Kinney (1912)
"Measurement of water—The acre foot—Of what it consists and its adoption as a unit of quantity.—There is another unit employed in the measurement of running ..."

2. Irrigation Engineering by Arthur Powell Davis, Herbert Michael Wilson (1919)
"I US gallon =231 cubic inches =.13368 cubic foot =.00000307 acre-foot =3.785-13 liters. I cubic foot = 1728 cubic inches =7.4805 US gallons ..."

3. River Discharge: Prepared for the Use of Engineers and Students by John Clayton Hoyt, Nathan Clifford Grover (1916)
"acre-foot.—An acre-foot is equivalent to 43560 ... There is a convenient relation between the second-foot and the acre-foot. One second-foot flowing for ..."

4. Water Use Conflicts in the West: Implications of Reforming the Bureau of by Marca Weinberg (1998)
"In addition, irrigators must pay surcharges on all CVP water of up to $6 per acre-foot (conditioned on farmers' ability to pay and indexed to October 1992 ..."

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