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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.
Between 1909 and 1948, the average annual rainfall across this area was 780 millimetres, with calculated dam inflows of 892 gigalitres.
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.
It defined a rural extraction limit of 11,500 gigalitres per year (Khan et al.
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 river basin uses 13,000 gigalitres of water every year--in comparison, Melbourne and Sydney combined use just two gigalitres.
A five year, AUD 500 million programme (Living Murray Initiative) was launched in 2004 with the objective of restoring 500 gigalitres (GL) per year to the environment via, in particular, improvements in the distribution infrastructure to reduce water losses.
The plant will produce about 50 gigalitres of potable water per year.