Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Santa Barbara County Geography 27.77% or 1,052.07 square miles is water, really?

I was looking up some land law suits and I saw that Santa Barbara County has  used water issues to take property away from private citizens. So as usual I looked up the land to water ratio and was stunned to see the claim that almost 28% is water. What do you guys think about these facts?,_California 

Santa Barbara County Geography 27.77% is water really?
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 3,789.08 square miles (9,813.7 km2), of which 2,737.01 square miles (7,088.8 km2) (or 72.23%) is land and 1,052.07 square miles (2,724.8 km2) (or 27.77%) is water.

I find these figures extremely hard to believe. It also makes me wonder who has the rights to all this WATER, the farmers would love it.

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