Melbourne
13.1 Adjustment and forfeiture of surface water allocation

Supporting information

The volume presented in the water accounting statements (7,229 ML) represents the forfeiture of allocation for high reliability and low reliability water shares in the Bacchus Marsh Irrigation District, Werribee River, and Werribee Irrigation District within the Melbourne region during the 2012–13 year.

Individual water share holders cannot carry over unused water from year to year; therefore, the volume reported at this line item is the difference between the volume allocated during the year and the volume diverted during the year as shown in the following table.

Calculation of volume of surface water forfeited for high reliability and low reliability water shares during the 2012–13 year
Account Volume (ML)
21.1 Surface water allocation announcements 18,302
17.11 Entitled diversion of allocated surface water to users (11,073)
Forfeiture on 30 June 2013
7,229


Quantification approach

Data source

Victorian Water Register.

Provided by

Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries.

Method

Individual water share holders cannot carry-over unused water from year to year; therefore, the volume reported at this line item is the difference between the volume allocated during the year and the volume diverted during the year as shown in the following table.

Calculation of volume of surface water forfeited for high reliability and low reliability water shares during the 2012–13 year
Account Volume (ML)
21.1 Surface water allocation announcements 18,302
17.11 Entitled diversion of allocated surface water to users (11,073)
Forfeiture on 30 June 2013
7,229

Assumptions, limitations, caveats and approximations

Nil.

Uncertainty information

The uncertainty was not quantified.