34.1 Combined surface water and groundwater rights

Supporting information

This line item consists of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD)  entitlements that may abstract from either groundwater or surface water.

There were 40 active entitlements with a total volume of 2,511 ML in the ACT.

Quantification approach

Data source

Entitlement database.

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The list of ESDD entitlements was queried for active entitlements.

Assumptions, limitations, caveats and approximations

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.

Uncertainty information

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.