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How many gallons of water are in my yard after it rains?

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Published: May. 23, 2018 at 9:36 PM EDT
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Have you ever wondered how much water falls onto your yard during a rainstorm? Since every property and rain event is different, we need to establish some guidelines.

Using a 1-inch rainstorm as an example, we took two properties, a home and a shopping mall, and compared just how much water falls over those spaces during a storm.

Next, we upped the rainfall to 4 inches. Wait until you see how many Olympic size swimming pools it will fill.

HOW MUCH RAIN IN A TYPICAL .30 ACRE BACKYARD?

1-INCH OF RAIN

9,042 GALLONS

4-INCHES OF RAIN

36,169 GALLONS

HOW MUCH RAIN IN A TYPICAL 134 ACRE MALL PARKING LOT?

1-INCH OF RAIN

31+ MILLION GALLONS

4-INCHES OF RAIN

125+ MILLION GALLONS

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