This online converter is designed to convert flow rates between cubic feet per second (CFS) and liters per second (L/s) quickly and accurately. It is especially useful in fields like hydraulics, water resource management, and engineering, where precise measurements of fluid flow are critical. The converter works both ways, allowing users to convert from CFS to L/s and vice versa.

## Cubic Feet per Second to Liters per Second Converter

This converter automatically converts between cubic feet per second (CFS) and liters per second (L/s) both ways.

## How to Use the Calculator

To use this converter, simply enter a value in cubic feet per second (CFS) in the input field. The corresponding value in liters per second (L/s) will be automatically calculated and displayed in the output field. For reverse conversion, enter a value in liters per second, and the calculator will provide the equivalent in cubic feet per second.

## Formula Used

The formula used for converting cubic feet per second (CFS) to liters per second (L/s) is as follows:

Liters per Second (L/s) = Cubic Feet per Second (CFS) Ã— 28.3168

For converting liters per second back to cubic feet per second, simply divide the value in liters per second by 28.3168.

## Precalculated Values

Here are some common real-world flow rates converted from CFS to L/s:

**1 CFS = 28.3168 L/s**(Typical flow rate for a small stream)**5 CFS = 141.584 L/s**(Flow rate for a medium-sized river)**10 CFS = 283.168 L/s**(Flow rate for a large irrigation channel)**20 CFS = 566.336 L/s**(Flow rate for a significant water supply system)**50 CFS = 1415.84 L/s**(Flow rate for a flood control channel)**100 CFS = 2831.68 L/s**(Flow rate for a large river system)**500 CFS = 14158.4 L/s**(Flow rate for a major dam spillway)

## History and Interesting Facts

The measurement of flow rates is crucial in hydrology, engineering, and environmental sciences. The cubic foot per second (CFS) is a standard unit of measure used predominantly in the United States to quantify the flow of water in rivers, streams, and other channels. Liters per second (L/s) is the metric equivalent, widely used around the world. Understanding the relationship between these units is essential for global collaboration in water resource management and environmental conservation. Interestingly, the conversion factor of 28.3168 comes from the precise volume conversion between cubic feet and liters, where 1 cubic foot equals exactly 28.3168 liters.

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