Water & Snow Data

Upper Snake River Basin Reservoir Levels


1.0 acre foot = 325,851 gallons

Water is commonly measured in acre-feet. One acre-foot of water can fill one acre of land, approximately the size of a football field, 1 foot deep. An acre-foot of water can supply the annual indoor and outdoor needs of one to two urban households. Palisades Reservoir can hold 1.2 million acre feet of water. That means when Palisades is full, at any one time, could supply roughly 2.4 million households for an entire year!


What does CFS mean?

  • Cubic Feet Per Second
  • 1 cubic foot per second = 7.4805 gallons flowing by a particular point in 1 second 
  • 1 cubic foot per second (cfs)..........450 gallons of water per minute 
  • One cubic foot is a box 12" x 12" x 12" or roughly the size of a basketball

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