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National Water Account 2016

Sydney: Statement of Water Assets and Water Liabilities

The volume of water available in the Sydney region at 30 June 2016 was 2,823,922 ML compared with 2,667,333 ML at the start of the 2015–16 year. Water availability is represented by the net water assets, which are the volume of water in storages (including an inter-region claim) minus the water liabilities.



The Statement of Water Assets and Water Liabilities is provided in the table below. The statement presents the volume of water assets, and water liabilities at the start and end of the reporting year.

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.


as at 30 June 2016

 2016 ML2015 ML
Water assets
Surface water2,823,9222,667,333
Unregulated river7,8843,288
Regulated river
Lakes and wetlands
Claims: inter-region2,3672,367
Total surface water2,823,9222,667,333
Water table aquifer
Underlying aquifers
Total groundwater
Total water assets2,823,9222,667,333
Water liabilities
Surface water liability00
Allocation remaining: individual users00
Total surface water liability00
Total water liabilities00
Opening net water assets2,667,3332,390,437
Change in net water assets156,589276,896
Closing net water assets2,823,9222,667,333