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National Water Account 2016

Ord: Statement of Changes in Water Assets and Water Liabilities

Water availability in the Ord region decreased by 1,874,456 ML during the 2015–16 year. This is the second successive year the water availability in the region has decreased. The change in water available in the region at the end of the year is represented by the change in net water assets.




The Statement of Changes in Water Assets and Water Liabilities is provided in the table below. The statement is prepared on an accrual basis, and presents the changes in water assets and water liabilities that occurred during the reporting year. These changes include accrual transactions (e.g. allocations and forfeitures) and actual water flows, both natural and engineered.

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.


for the year ended 30 June 2016

 2016 ML2015 ML
Water asset increases
Surface water increases4,306,3386,467,901
Point return: irrigation51,00051,000
Discharge: wastewater585459
Total surface water increases4,306,3386,467,901
Groundwater increases8,5729,333
Inter-region inflow
Recharge: landscape8,5729,333
Total groundwater increases8,5729,333
Total water asset increases4,314,9106,477,234
Water liability decreases
Surface water liability decreases247,762212,960
Adjustment and forfeiture: individual users14,40216,130
Adjustment and forfeiture: urban system343340
Adjustment and forfeiture: irrigation233,017196,490
Total surface water liability decreases247,762212,960
Groundwater liability decreases5,7044,901
Adjustment and forfeiture: individual users4,8363,974
Adjustment and forfeiture: urban system868927
Total groundwater liability decreases5,7044,901
Total water liability decreases253,466217,861
Water asset decreases
Surface water decreases5,009,3066,264,737
Leakage: landscape8045
Total surface water decreases5,009,3066,264,737
Groundwater decreases
Inter-region outflow
Discharge: landscape
Total groundwater decreases
Total water asset decreases5,009,3066,264,737
Water liability increases
Surface water liability increases424,911425,187
Allocation: individual users37,33637,612
Allocation: urban system775775
Allocation: irrigation386,800386,800
Total surface water liability increases424,911425,187
Groundwater liability increases14,28914,206
Allocation: individual users11,58911,506
Allocation: urban system2,7002,700
Total groundwater liability increases14,28914,206
Total water liability increases439,200439,393
Unaccounted-for difference
Unaccounted-for difference(994,326)(1,025,105)
Unaccounted-for difference(994,326)(1,025,105)
Total unaccounted-for difference(994,326)(1,025,105)
Total unaccounted-for difference(994,326)(1,025,105)
Change in net water assets(1,874,456)(1,034,140)