Murray–Darling Basin
32.1 Other statutory surface water rights

Supporting information

The volumetric value for the line item for the 2011–12 year was 68,589 ML. The line item includes surface water rights (including land owner basic rights, riparian rights, and mining rights not under water access entitlements) other than entitlements within the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) region. The following table presents breakdown information for the line item value on sustainable diversion limit (SDL) area basis.


Other statutory surface water rights in the MDB region as applicable in the 2011–12 year
Water resource plan area SDL area  State  Volume (ML) for the 2011–12 year  Data source Additional comments
Code Name
SW15 NSW Border Rivers SS23 NSW Border Rivers NSW 10,752 Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Border Rivers Regulated River Water  Source 2009
Water Sharing Plan for the Tenterfield Creek Water Source 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Border Rivers Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2012
 
SW11 Barwon–Darling Watercourse SS19 Barwon–Darling NSW 825 Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Barwon–Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources   
SW12 NSW Intersecting Streams SS17 NSW Intersecting Streams NSW 2,456 Water Sharing Plan for the Intersecting Streams Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2011  
SW14 Gwydir SS22 Gwydir NSW 9,555 Water Sharing Plan for the Gwydir Regulated River Water Source 2002
Water Sharing Plan for the Rocky Creek, Cobbadah, Upper Horton and Lower Horton Water Source 2003
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Gwydir Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 
Values estimated at the commencement of the plans
SW13 Namoi SS21 Namoi  NSW 6,071 Water Sharing Plan for the Upper Namoi and Lower Namoi Regulated River Water Sources 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the Phillips Creek, Mooki River, Quirindi Creek and Warrah Creek Water Sources 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the Peel Valley Regulated, Unregulated, Alluvium and Fractured Rock Water Sources 2010
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Namoi Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 
Values estimated at the commencement of the plans
SW10 Macquarie– Castlereagh SS20 Macquarie–Castlereagh NSW 8,407 Water Sharing Plan for the Macquarie and Cudgegong Regulated Rivers Water Source 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh River above Binnaway Water Source 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the Castlereagh (below Binnaway) Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2011
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Macquarie Bogan Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources
Values estimated at the commencement of the plans
Sub-total Northern Basin 38,066    
SW9 Lachlan SS16 Lachlan  NSW 10,697 Water Sharing Plan for the Lachlan Regulated River Water Source 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the Mandagery Creek Water Source 2003
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Belubula Regulated River Water Source
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Lachlan Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 
Values estimated at the commencement of the plans
SW8 Murrumbidgee SS15 Murrumbidgee NSW NSW 10,605 Water Sharing Plan for the Murrumbidgee Regulated River Water Source 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the Adelong Creek Water Source 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the Tarcutta Creek Water Source 2003
Draft Water Sharing Plan for the Murrumbidgee Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 
Values estimated at the commencement of the plans
SW7  Murray and Lower Darling SS18 Lower Darling NSW 5,771 Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Murray and Lower Darling Regulated Rivers Water Sources 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the Lower Murray–Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2011
Value for Lower Darling
Values estimated at the commencement of the plans
SS14 NSW Murray NSW 3,450 Water Sharing Plan for the Upper Billabong Water Source 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the NSW Murray and Lower Darling Regulated Rivers Water Sources 2003
Water Sharing Plan for the Murray Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2011
Values estimated at the commencement of the plans
Sub-total Southern Basin 30,523    
Total for the region 68,589    


The table provides information about New South Wales. Domestic and stock entitlement class applies to all the values stated in the table. No information is available from other jurisdictions about other statutory surface water rights to be reported in the 2012  Account.

Quantification approach

Data source

See the 'Data source' stated in the table provided under 'Supporting information'.

Provided by

Bureau of Meteorology (the Bureau).

Method

Values were extracted from jurisdictional water sharing plans (see the table in 'Supporting information').

Assumptions, limitations, caveats and approximations

See 'Additional comments' in the breakdown table in 'Supporting information'.

When water sharing plans have been used as data sources, the right has been estimated at the commencement of the plan. Values extracted from draft water sharing plans are estimations.

 

Uncertainty information

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.

Comparative year

An error correction resulted in the restatement of the 2010–11 year volume. An error resulted in underestimation of diversion volumes related to other statutory right for Namoi SDL area in the 2011 Account. Associated correction was 365 ML. The respective volumes associated with the change are detailed in the following table.


Restatement of comparative year information made for the line item 32.1 Other statutory surface water rights
Segment 2012 Account volume for the 2010–11 year (ML) 2011 Account volume for the 2010–11 year (ML) Difference due to error correction (ML)
Northern Basin 28,516 28,151 365
Southern Basin 19,135 19,135 0
Whole region 47,651 47,286 365