For the more sophisticated in the Inkstain audience (either scientifically or geographically), I usually try to translate units from those we use here in America to their metric equivalents. But I realized I had no idea what the standard metric equivalent was for our quaint river flow metric – cubic feet per second. Malcolm to the rescue!
The current flow in the Rio Grande through Albuquerque is 3,600 cubic feet per second (102 kilolitres per second). Now you metric folks know the ugly truth: our “rio” is not really very “grande” at all.