When Lycott Environmental assessed the condition of Flannagan Pond the other day, they concluded that the pond had risen 12-18 inches in a day! If you’re a guy like me, who counts ceiling tiles lying in bed, then I know you’re curious too.
So let’s begin with this fact: there are 7.48 gallons of water per cubic foot.
There are 43,560 square feet per acre; so 7.48 gallons, times 43,560 is 325,828.8 gallons per acre.
Flannagan Pond is about 85 acres, times 325,828.8 is 27,695,448 Gallons of Water. Now that assumes 12 inches of water level; if it was 18 inches then we add 50% and we get 41,543,172. So there you go, in a 24-hour period, Flannagan Pond took on somewhere between 27 and 41 Million Gallons of water.
Well it’s 12:30 a.m. and I am tired, so I am retiring for the evening. While I’m drinking my morning coffee, I’ll count the terra cotta floor tiles in the kitchen.