Murray-Darling Basin
10.8 Managed aquifer recharge - private user

Supporting Information

The volumetric value for the line item for the 2010–11 year was 4,158 ML. The line item comprises of managed aquifer recharge volumes from Angas Bremer (Quaternary Sediments and Murray Group Limestone) groundwater sustainable diversion limit (SDL) area in South Australia.  Information from other groundwater SDL areas was not available for the line item.

Recharge was initially carried out in Angas Bremer to improve the quality of the groundwater and to store surface water flows during the non-irrigation season. Currently, the River Murray pipeline capacity is not capable of delivering all water demands during the peak of irrigation season, meaning licensees will need to take water off-peak and store it in the aquifer for later use.

Quantification Approach

Data Source

Provided by South Australia's Department for Water to Murray–Darling Basin Authority.

Provided by

Murray–Darling Basin Authority.


Recharge volumes were metered. 

Assumptions, Limitations, Caveats and Approximations


Uncertainty Information

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.

Comparative year

The value reported as comparative year corresponds to the line item 15.2.6 Managed aquifer recharge that was reported in the 2010 Account.