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How much is 50 million square feet of lawn?

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the conversion of 50 million square feet of lawn, roughly 1.8 square miles, to drought-tolerant landscaping as part of a water conservation plan. Local water officials estimate the move will save more than 2 billion gallons of water per year. 

Story: Brown orders California's first mandatory water restrictions

For comparison, here is what 50 million square feet looks like compared to California landmarks

Disneyland


Los Angeles International Airport



Dodger Stadium and Elysian Park



Half Dome, Yosemite National Park



Presidio, San Francisco



San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park



UCLA


Sources: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Google Earth

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