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National Water Account 2016

Adelaide: Statement of Water Flows

The volume of water in the region's surface and groundwater storages at 30 June 2016 was 189,656 ML, an increase of 8,531 ML from the start of the 2015–16 year. This reflects increased inflows from the River Murray, despite reduced natural inflows to storages and recharge from the landscape.


Statement of water flows key message statement depicting total water inflows at 535, 678 ML, total water outflows at 390,862 ML, change in water storage 8,531 ML and unaccounted for difference at 136,555 ML



The Statement of Water Flows is provided in the table below. The statement presents the actual water flows associated with the water stores of the region that occurred during the reporting year, including flows corresponding to the accrual transactions shown in the Statement of Changes in Water Assets and Water Liabilities.

Items in the statements are hyperlinked to the associated section of the Statement details. Methods used to derive item volumes are provided in the Reference Information notes.

for the year ended 30 June 2016

 2016 ML2015 ML
Water inflows
Surface water inflows317,884308,443
Delivery: inter-region agreement140,14463,827
Total surface water inflows317,884308,443
Groundwater inflows105,364414,149
Inter-region inflow2027
Inter-region coastal inflow1,3001,603
Recharge: landscape100,839408,445
Leakage: farm dams-888
Managed aquifer recharge: individual users3,2053,186
Total groundwater inflows105,364414,149
Urban water system inflows103,323114,670
Wastewater collected95,63791,945
Delivery: desalinated water7,68622,725
Total urban water system inflows103,323114,670
Irrigation scheme inflows9,3777,867
Delivery: inter-region agreement8,7797,283
Other increases598584
Total irrigation scheme inflows9,3777,867
Total water inflows535,948845,129
Water outflows
Surface water outflows89,685134,013
Recharge: landscape--
Allocated diversion: individual users3,9702,940
Total surface water outflows89,685134,013
Groundwater outflows58,458387,728
Inter-region outflow378368
Inter-region coastal outflow932966
Discharge: landscape-335,143
Extraction: statutory rights1,1081,108
Allocated extraction: individual users56,04050,143
Total groundwater outflows58,458387,728
Urban water system outflows213,904210,011
Supply system delivery: urban users134,533136,092
Discharge: sea56,38158,462
Supply system transfer: inter-region4,7711,743
Recycled water delivery: urban users5,9723,547
Other supply system decreases2,0431,257
Other wastewater decreases10,2048,910
Total urban water system outflows213,904210,011
Irrigation scheme outflows28,81526,992
Total irrigation scheme outflows28,81526,992
Total water outflows390,862758,744
Unaccounted-for difference
Unaccounted-for difference136,555 114,118
Unaccounted-for difference136,555 114,118
Total unaccounted-for difference136,555114,118
Opening water storage181,125208,858
Change in water storage8,531(27,733)
Closing water storage189,656181,125