Just how much IS 24.5 trillion gallons of water?

The total amount of rain which has fallen in the Houston area from Hurricane Harvey has now surpassed 24 TRILLION gallons. Yes, that’s a lot, but just how much IS that? Here are a comparisons to help put this record-breaking rainfall in more perspective. If you were to put all 24.5 trillion gallons into a cube, it would be 2.8 miles square, meaning 2.8 miles long, 2.8 miles wide, AND 2.8 miles deep. That’s a…
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