Murray-Darling Basin
34.1 Combined surface water and groundwater rights

Supporting Information

Combined surface water and groundwater rights exist in Australian Capital Territory water resource plan area within the Murray–Darling Basin region. There were 41 active entitlements with a total volume of 2,424 ML that may abstract water from either groundwater or surface water in the Australian Capital Territory.

Quantification Approach

Data Source

ACT Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD) entitlement database.

Provided by



The list of ESDD entitlements was queried for active entitlements.

Assumptions, Limitations, Caveats and Approximations

It was assumed that only active ESDD surface water entitlements were valid. Surrendered, not issued, expired and cancelled entitlements were not included in the volume reported for this line item.

Uncertainty Information

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.

Comparative year

This line item corresponds to line item R5.1 Combined surface water – groundwater entitlement of the 2010 Account. For the 2010 Account, no value was reported. Value for the 2009–10 year is not available.