Yuma farmland powered by billions of gallons of water

Outlet: Yuma Sun

December 28, 2011

More than 50,000 acres of farmland span across the Yuma Valley and require somewhere in the neighborhood of 370,000 acre-feet of Colorado River water per year to be delivered by the Yuma County Water Users’ Association (YCWUA). Manager Tom Davis noted that one acre-foot of water converts to be about 326,000 gallons, which he likened to the amount of water necessary to cover a football field a foot deep…

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