The amount of rainfall that you can collect is governed by the following formula:
Easy to Remember Formula: 1″ of rain x 1 sq. ft. = 0.623 gallons
To calculate the amount of rainwater you can collect, you need to know your annual average precipitation for your area. You can use the precipitation map below to find an approximate amount for your area.
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Rainfall Data of US/UK/Australia
US : https://www.usclimatedata.com/
UK : https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/maps-and-data
Australia : http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/cdo/about/cdo-rainfall-feature.shtml
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The current average rainfall data is available at: https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/US/average-annual-state-precipitation.php
Along with that don’t forget to read Chapter 4: Water Balance and System Sizing of the PDF book: The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting Page 34
Click to access RainwaterHarvestingManual_3rdedition.pdf