Murray–Darling Basin
Reconciliations

Table 1  Reconciliation of closing water storage to total water assets
Description

2013
ML

2012 
ML

Total closing water storage presented in the Statement of Water Flows

23,044,336

28,358,147

1 Surface water
1.1 Storages

16,011,790

21,187,196

1.2 Unregulated river

1.3 Regulated river

1,019,262

1,326,012

1.4 Lakes and wetlands

1,799,526

1,811,372

1.10 Other surface water assets

20,592

19,952

Total 1 Surface water 

18,851,170

24,344,532

 
2 Groundwater
2.1 Water Table aquifer

2.2 Underlying aquifers

2.5 Other groundwater assets

4,193,166

4,013,615

Total 2 Groundwater store

4,193,166

4,013,615

 
Total closing water storage

23,044,336

28,358,147

 
plus Other water assets
1 Surface water
1.5 Inter-region claim on water

306,397

913,776

Total 1 Surface water

306,397

913,776

 
Total other water assets

306,397

913,776

 
Total water assets

23,350,733

29,271,923

– = Data not available

 

Table 2  Reconciliation of the net change in water storage to the change in net water assets
Description

2013
ML

2012
ML

Change in net water assets (2,827,461) 4,549,107
adjustments for:    
(Increase) / decrease in non-physical water assets    
1 Surface water    
1.5 Inter-region claim on water 607,379 (443,710)
     
Increase / (decrease) in water liabilities    
5 Surface water liability    
5.1 Surface water allocation remaining (3,093,138) 517,115
5.2 Surface water allocation remaining - urban water system 0 (25)
6 Groundwater liability    
6.1 Groundwater allocation remaining

(591)

359

     
Net change in water storage (5,313,811) 4,622,846