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6.1 Groundwater allocation remaining

Supporting information

The volume recognised in the water accounting statements (1,320 ML) represents the volume of groundwater allocation remaining for individual user licence entitlements at the end of the 2011–12 year.

The Department of Water administers 38 separate licences in this category held by individual licensees. Licences primarily relate to water sourced from the Canning–Kimberley groundwater area for the mining and commercial sectors.

Quantification approach

Data source

Water Resource Licensing database.

Provided by

Department of Water.

Method

The allocation remaining at 30 June 2012 was calculated as shown in the following table.


Volume of groundwater allocation remaining at the start and end of the 2011–12 year

 

Account

Volume (ML)

 

Opening balance (at 30 June 2011)

1,246

add

22.1 Groundwater allocation announcement

11,425

less

18.11 Groundwater allocation extraction

11,266

less

14.1 Adjustment and forfeiture of groundwater allocation

85

 

Closing balance (at 30 June 2012)

1,320

Assumptions, limitations, caveats and approximations

Nil.

Uncertainty information

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.