6.1 Groundwater allocation remaining
The volume presented in the water accounting statements (0 ML) represents groundwater allocation remaining for groundwater management units in the Melbourne region at the end of the 2011–12 year. Carryover rules for groundwater entitlements throughout the Melbourne region do not allow unused water to be carried over at the end of the year. Therefore any unused water is forfeited and the volume reported at this line item is zero as shown in the following table.
|Opening balance (30 June 2011)||0|
|less||18.11 Entitled extraction of allocated groundwater to users||13,173
|Closing balance (30 June 2012)||0|
In the 2011 Account, it was not possible to separate urban and non-urban entitlements to groundwater. Therefore, the allocation remaining for all groundwater entitlements was reported at line item 6.1 'Groundwater allocation remaining'.
In the 2012 Account, data provided has enabled non-urban entitlements to groundwater to be reported separately in the Melbourne Account. Consequently, the volume has been restated as 0 ML.