6.1 Groundwater allocation remaining

Supporting Information

The volume recognised in the water accounting statements (1,246 ML) represents the volume of allocation remaining for groundwater entitlements for self-supply irrigation, mining, commercial and industrial, and stock and domestic purposes at the end of the 2010–11 year. Allocation remaining occurs because the dates of the 'water year' of each allocation do not match the dates of the 2010–11 year.

In this category, 33 separate licences are held by individual licensees. Licences relate to water sourced from the Canning–Kimberley groundwater area.


Quantification Approach

Data Source

Department of Water: Water Resource Licensing database.

Provided by

Department of Water


The allocation remaining on groundwater for the 2011 Account is detailed in the table below.

Volume of groundwater allocation remaining for the 2010–11 year



Volume (ML)


Opening balance (as at 30 June 2010)



22.1 Groundwater allocation announcement



18.11 Groundwater allocation extraction



14.1 Adjustment and forfeiture of groundwater allocation



Closing balance (as at 30 June 2011)


Assumptions, Limitations, Caveats and Approximations


Uncertainty Information

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.

Comparative year

The following table compares the value for the 2009–10 year reported in this account with the corresponding value reported in the 2010 Account.

Comparative information from the 2010 Account for line item 6.1

2011 Account line item

2010 Account line item

Value reported in the 2010 Account (ML)

Value reported in the 2011 Account (ML)

Additional information

6.1 Groundwater allocation remaining Groundwater allocation remaining – other lumped holders



Change in line item name and number. Volume restated due to subsequent availability of actual meter readings

The groundwater allocation remaining at 30 June 2010 has been restated because the Bureau of Meteorology used improved licence date information to calculate the remaining allocations on groundwater entitlements and other reconciliation discrepancies as at 30 June 2010.