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LITRE. A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028 cubic inches. Vide Measure.

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The plan announced a hand back of up to 3,200 gigalitres of water to the environment in annual average flows, achieving only 65 per cent of the environmental flow targets which define a healthy river system.
The Murray Darling Basin Commission expects water efficiency measures and engineering improvements to save about 300 gigalitres by mid-2009.
The victory was among several that ACF and its supporters should be celebrating this year; others include the rehabilitation of the Jabiluka uranium mine and an agreement to let 500 gigalitres of extra water pour into the parched Murray River, giving it at least a temporary reprieve from decline.
capacity of eight gigalitres, and the spillway is functionally complete.
I am pleased to also share with you our satisfaction in seeing federal parliament finally LEGISLATE 3200 GIGALITRES of environmental water plus extra money to improve the positive impact of the flows for the Murray-Darling Basin.
Canberra wants water usage cuts of 2,750 gigalitres a year in the vast Murray-Darling Basin in Australia s east which produces more than one-third of the country s food supply and has been over exploited for years.
To further prove the effectiveness of his company's technology, Miles said, "In 2010, during the Holy Month of Ramandan, we delivered 4 gigalitres of rain in Qatar which is equal to the volume of water supplied in the country for 10 days.
Good quality water sources are a key requirement of the JHEP, with annual consumption estimated at up to 26 gigalitres.
The expected annual rate of CSG water production in the Surat Basin alone is 25 gigalitres.
The plant will produce about 50 gigalitres of potable water per year.
Previous State Government work had identified that at least 50 gigalitres of water could be available from the Broome sandstone aquifer.