Regarding the proposed Adena Ranch water usage, I wanted to thank the lawyer working for the ranch owner. He was very convincing that this water draw of over 13 million gallons a day was just a drop in the bucket for Florida’s vast aquifer. And I thank him for explaining how many zeroes are in a quadrillion. Most of us in North Florida are poorly schooled and need the math lesson.
But let’s do some more math. With 30,000 head of cattle on the ranch, each cow will use about 433 gallons of fresh water a day, or 13,000 gallons a month, or 156,000 gallons of fresh drinking water a year. Yes, that’s per cow.