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National Water Account 2015

Burdekin: Statement of Water Flows

Spillway at the Burdekin Falls Dam, North Queensland © CSIRO

The Statement of Water Flows presents the actual water inflows and outflows associated with the water stores of the region that occurred during the reporting year.

Figure W3 shows the actual water flows, including flows corresponding to the accrual transactions shown in Figure W2 in the Statement of Changes of Water Assets and Water Liabilities.


Figure W3 Water flows for the Burdekin region during the 2014-15 year

Figure W3 Water flows for the Burdekin region during the 2014-15 year


More detail on the water flows for the 2014–15 year is provided in the Statement of Water Flows below.

Items in the statements are hyperlinked to the associated section of the Supporting information notes. Methods used to derive line item volumes are provided in the Quantification approaches notes.


for the year ended 30 June 2015

 2015 ML2014 ML
Water inflows
Surface water inflows1,730,6033,598,141
Point return: irrigation
Discharge: urban supply
Total surface water inflows1,730,6033,598,141
Groundwater inflows81,67334,275
Inter-region inflow
Inter-region coastal flow
Recharge: landscape
Managed aquifer recharge: individual users 81,67334,275
Discharge: urban supply
Leakage: irrigation
Total groundwater inflows 81,67334,275
Total water inflows 1,812,2763,632,416
Water outflows
Surface water outflows2,446,2263,130,950
River and floodplain losses
Leakage: landscape
Non-allocated diversion: individual users 115,33692,117
Allocated diversion: individual users 150,120321,788
Allocated diversion: urban system 1,9571,654
Allocated diversion: irrigation 666,725542,890
Transfer inter-region 00
Total surface water outflows 2,446,2263,130,950
Groundwater outflows54,86040,072
Inter-region outflow –
Inter-region coastal outflow –
Discharge: landscape –
Non-allocated extraction: individual users 37,01035,072
Allocated extractions: individual users 17,8505,000
Total groundwater outflows 54,86040,072
Total water outflows 2,501,0863,171,022
Unaccounted-for difference
Unaccounted-for difference165,172(462,044)
Unaccounted-for difference165,172(462,044)
Total unaccounted-for difference165,172(462,044)
Total unaccounted-for difference165,172(462,044)
Opening water storage2,003,1892,003,839
Change in water storage(523,638)(650)
Closing water storage1,479,5512,003,189