Convert Litres (L) to Acre Feet (ac⋅ft) | L in ac⋅ft

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This quick and easy calculator will convert Litres (L) to Acre Feet (ac⋅ft) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

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Quick Reference for Converting Litres to Acre Feet

ac⋅ft = L / 1233482
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Acre Feet, divide the number of Litres by 1.2 million
Litres (L) in 1 Acre Foot
There are 1233482 Litres in 1 Acre Foot
Acre Feet (ac⋅ft) in 1 Litre
There are 0 Acre Feet in 1 Litre

Unit Information

Symbol: L
Unit System: Non-SI Metric

What is the Litre?

The litre (or liter; US spelling) is a unit of volume and is a non-SI metric unit with the symbol L).

1 litre is equal to the volume in a cube with edges all measuring 10cm. There are 0.22 imperial gallons in a litre. Conversely, 1 imperial gallon is equal to 4.5461 gallons.

1 litre of water weights exactly 1 kilogram.

After the metric system was introduced in France in 1791, it took a couple of years for the entire country to implement it in everyday use. After much backlash, it was decided that the cubic metre was too big for everyday use. By 1795 it was announced that the former 'cadil' (0.001 cubic metres) had been given a new name; 'litre'.

Acre Foot
/ˈeɪkə fiːt/
Symbol: ac⋅ft
Unit System: US Customary

What is the Acre Foot?

The acre-foot is a unit of volume in the US customary unit system with the symbol ac⋅ft.

It represents the volume contained in a box measuring 660 feet long, 66 feet wide and 1 foot deep. This can be thought of a box the size of an acre but 1 foot deep.

It is approximately the same volume as an 8 lane swimming pool; 25 metres in length, 3 metres deep and 16 metres wide (assuming lanes are 2 metres wide).

It is still used in the US despite its links to the much-outdated imperial system of units. For example a "rule of thumb" is that an average suburban family's annual water usage should be around 1 acre-foot. This is equal to just under 3.4 m³ daily.

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