Due to the prolonged drought, Kitch-Kitchy Reservoir (capacity: 1 billion gallons) was completely dry. Suddenly, a major storm hit, drenching the area with 0.5 inches of rain per hour. A 2,000-acre area feeds directly into Kitch-Kitchy. Assuming no other loss of water (no evaporation, no ground seepage, no run-off, etc.), how many hours can the poor Kitch-Kitchy Reservoir last before it overflows?
Ready for the answer?
Actually, you can Google around for almost all of this, but we're going to start with the area of an acre.
- 1 acre = 43,560 sq ft
- 0.5 inches = 1/24 ft
- Multiply those by 2,000 acres = 3,630,000 cu ft of rain per hour
- 27,154,287.60 gallons of rain per hour