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Visualized: How the insane amount of rain in Texas could turn Rhode Island into a lake

water-2What 8 million acre-feet of water actually looks like.

Source: Visualized: How the insane amount of rain in Texas could turn Rhode Island into a lake

The Washington Post has become my favorite dead pulp media outlet. Almost daily, there is a story or two I want to share here.

In today’s round, 8 million acre-feet of water has gone into Texas lakes with the rains. What does that mean? Acre-feet is an odd term by itself: the amount of water needed to fill one acre of area one-foot deep. One acre-foot equals 1,233 cubic meters, the non-US standard.

But, what that actually mean? WaPo helps us to wrap our minds around it.

By Brandon Kraft

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