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What is an Acre-Foot?
In agriculture, water volume is often discussed in terms of Acre-Feet: one acre of land covered in water one foot deep. One Acre-Foot (or 1 AF) of water equals about 325,851 gallons or 43,560 cubic feet of water. (An Olympic-sized swimming pool holds about 630,000 gallons or almost 2 AF of water.) Click on the image at left to find out more information. Now, think about this... What is an acre-inch?Download the Poster
Other TWDB Resources
Looking for more Water Conservation Educational Resources? Or TWDB Kids? Take a look at this guide to Rainwater Harvesting Activities for Youth Education.
- What's the geology in your area? Use this interactive Geologic Atlas of Texas from the USGS Texas Water Science Center and find out!
- Ever wondered why the Corn Belt is called the Corn Belt? Or where in Texas most sugarcane is grown? Visit Cropscape, the interactive map of croplands and other land use categories in the United States created by the USDA- National Agricultural Statistics Service.
- Check out a number of lesson plans developed by the Texas Farm Bureau.
- Check out these programs! But be careful you might just learn something!
- The Texas 4-H program counts more than 65,000 Texas youth as members. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. From photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep, there's something for everyone!
- The Junior Master Gardener Program strives to ignite a passion for learning, success, and service through a unique gardening education program. Kids can play games online and work toward becoming a certified Junior Master Gardener. Educators can find useful resources and curriculum covering plant growth and development, soils and water, ecology and environmental horticulture, insects and diseases, career exploration, and more! Stay up on youth gardening and JMG opportunities through the JMG Facebook page.
- The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) envisions a future in which all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future. Collectively, FFA members earn more than $4 billion annually through their hands-on work experience! Find your closest FFA chapter and start “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.”
- Agriculture in the Classroom programs aim to improve agricultural literacy - awareness, knowledge, and appreciation - among PreK-12 teachers and their students.
- The Soil Society of America provides K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources including lesson plans, activities, videos, and much more!
- The USDA Education and Outreach page has information and materials for educators on topics ranging from agricultural literacy to veterinary medicine.
For more information, please contact the Agricultural Conservation staff.