Acreage and Volume Calculations

Many lake and pond owners get confused when calculating acreage and volume so we've made it easy.

ACREAGE CALCULATIONS

If you are trying to figure out ACREAGE (of a square or rectangle), multiply the Length (in feet) by Width (in feet) = Square Footage.  Then divide Square Footage by 43,560 (amount of square feet in 1 acre) = Acreage.

Example:  I have a rectangular pond that is 100' long by 50' wide.  100' x 50' = 5,000 square feet.  Then 5,000 / 43,560 = 0.11 acres

OR

If you are trying to figure out ACREAGE (of a circle), multiply the Length (in feet) by Width (in feet) = Square Footage.  Then multiply Square footage by 0.8 = Adjusted Square Footage.  Finally divide your Adjusted Square Footage by 43,560 = Acreage (of circle).

Example: I have a circular pond that is 100' long by 100' wide. 100' x 100' = 10,000 square feet. Then 10,000 x 0.8 = 8,000 adjusted square feet.  Finally, 8,000 / 43,560 = 0.18 acres.

 

VOLUME CALCULATIONS

If you are trying to figure out ACRE-FEET, multiply the Acreage by the Average Depth (in feet) = Acre-feet

Example:  I have a 1.25 acre pond with a 6' average depth.  1.25 x 6' = 7.5 acre-feet.

OR

If you are trying to figure out GALLONS, multiply acre-feet by 325,829 (gallons in 1 acre-foot) = Gallons.

Example:  I have 7.5 acre-feet of water.  7.5 x 325,829 = 2,443,717 gallons.

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