Murray–Darling Basin
1.10 Other surface water assets

Supporting information

The volumetric value for the line item at the end of the 2012–13 year was 20,592 ML.

The line item comprises of information from Rocky Valley Reservoir located in Kiewa sustainable diversion limit (SDL) area in Victoria. Information for this storage is summarised in the following table. The dead storage volume for the storage is not available.


Details of other surface water assets in Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) region at the start and end of the 2012–13 year


Water resource plan area

Sustainable diversion limit area


Storage name

Total capacity (ML)

Total storage volume2 on 30 June 2013 (ML)

Total storage volume3 on 30 June 2012 (ML)



Southern Basin

SW2 Vic Murray




Rocky Valley




Rocky Valley Reservoir does not form part of the entitlement system within the MDB region. It is a storage owned by a hydro-electric operator and the volume released each year is subject to their water licence. No orders can be placed on the storage for delivery of water to the entitlement system. It does not reflect a volume that can be used to support the total volume in storages. It is potentially an asset, although there is some doubt about when the asset can be claimed because it is not available to settle claims for water until the hydro-operator physically makes the release.

Quantification approach

Data source

Murray–Darling Basin Authority: water audit monitoring data received from Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) on 14 February 2014 and stored in the HYDRO database.

Provided by

Bureau of Meteorology (the Bureau).


Values have been provided to the Murray–Darling Basin Authority as part of the water audit monitoring report data. The calculations used to derive the storage values were not provided.

Assumptions, limitations, caveats and approximations

The volume reported for the line item includes the volume of dead storage.

Uncertainty information

The uncertainty estimate was not quantified.