Murray–Darling Basin
Statement of Water Flows

2012 ML 2011 ML
Water inflows
Surface water inflows 66,956,088 87,670,483
9.1 Precipitation on surface water 1,648,950 2,125,725
9.2 River inflow to region 0 0
9.4 Runoff to surface water 63,583,187 82,982,453
9.5 Point return from irrigation scheme 198,314 216,917
9.6 Overbank flood return to river channel
9.9 Discharge from urban water system 34,325 34,897
9.10 Direct discharge by user
9.11 Delivery of water under inter-region agreement to surface water 1,491,312 2,310,491
Total Surface water inflows 66,956,088 87,670,483
Groundwater inflows 5,822,041 10,452,793
10.1 Groundwater inflow from outside region 2,797 2,941
10.2 Groundwater inflow from outside region at coast 53 76
10.3 Recharge from landscape 3,133,191 10,273,129
10.5 Leakage from off-channel water storage
10.6 Leakage from urban water system
10.7 Leakage from irrigation scheme -
10.8 Managed aquifer recharge – private user 2,340 4,158
10.13 Other groundwater inflows 2,683,660 172,489
Total Groundwater inflows 5,822,041 10,452,793
Total water inflows 72,778,129 98,123,276
Water outflows
Surface water outflows 64,685,203 74,513,427
17.1 Evaporation from surface water 3,258,419 3,013,721
17.2 River outflow from the region 9,565,600 12,839,048
17.4 Leakage to landscape
17.5 Overbank flood spilling 299,151 652,699
17.6 Surface water diversions – other statutory rights 68,589 47,651
17.7 Entitled diversion of non-allocated surface water to users 1,614,049 2,016,782
17.8 Entitled diversion of non-allocated surface water to urban water system 9,861 20,588
17.10 River and floodplain leakage, evaporation and errors 42,957,139 51,634,747
17.11 Entitled diversion of allocated surface water to users 6,616,093 4,020,807
17.12 Entitled diversion of allocated surface water to urban water system 296,302 267,384
Total Surface water outflows 64,685,203 74,513,427
Groundwater outflows 1,453,654 647,628
18.1 Groundwater outflow to outside region 19 14
18.2 Groundwater outflow to outside region at coast 1,551 1,625
18.3 Discharge to landscape 617,753 237,567
18.7 Groundwater extractions – other statutory rights 194,176 49,295
18.11 Entitled extraction of allocated groundwater to users 606,970 333,912
18.12 Entitled extraction of allocated groundwater to urban water system 8,914 10,386
18.18 Other groundwater outflows 24,271 14,829
Total Groundwater outflows 1,453,654 647,628
Total water outflows 66,138,857 75,161,055
Unaccounted-for difference
Unaccounted-for difference 2,016,426 10,022,282
25.1 Unaccounted-for difference 2,016,426 10,022,282
Total Unaccounted-for difference 2,016,426 10,022,282
Total unaccounted-for difference 2,016,426 10,022,282
Opening water storage 23,735,301 10,795,362
Add/(Less): Change in water storage 4,622,846 12,939,939
Closing water storage 28,358,147 23,735,301