Murray–Darling Basin
Statement of Water Assets and Water Liabilities

as at 30 June 2012

2012 ML 2011 ML
Water assets
Surface water 25,258,308 22,851,141
1.1 Storages 21,187,196 19,131,462
1.2 Unregulated river
1.3 Regulated river 1,326,012 1,306,337
1.4 Lakes and wetlands 1,811,372 1,925,145
1.5 Inter-region claim on water 913,776 470,066
1.10 Other surface water assets 19,952 18,131
Total Surface water 25,258,308 22,851,141
Groundwater 4,013,615 1,354,226
2.1 Water table aquifer
2.2 Underlying aquifers
2.5 Other groundwater assets 4,013,615 1,354,226
Total Groundwater 4,013,615 1,354,226
Total water assets 29,271,923 24,205,367
Water liabilities
Surface water liability 6,999,878 6,780,362
5.1 Surface water allocation remaining 6,999,878 6,780,337
5.2 Surface water allocation remaining – urban water system 0 25
Total Surface water liability 6,999,878 6,780,362
Groundwater liability 2,498 2,139
6.1 Groundwater allocation remaining 2,498 2,139
6.2 Groundwater allocation remaining – urban water system 0 0
Total Groundwater liability 2,498 2,139
Total water liabilities 7,002,376 6,782,501
Opening net water assets 17,422,866 8,820,615
Add/(Less): Change in net water assets 4,846,681 8,602,251
Closing net water assets 22,269,547 17,422,866