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National Water Account 2017

Adelaide: Statement of Water Assets and Water Liabilities

The volume of water available in the Adelaide region at 30 June 2017 was 175,442 ML, compared with 180,191 ML at the start of the 2016–17 year. The decrease in water availability was driven by the increase in the groundwater liability. Water availability is represented by the net water assets, which are the volume of water in storages 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.



 2017 ML2016 ML
Water assets
Surface water111,177103,300
Unregulated river
Claims: inter-region00
Water table aquifer
Underlying aquifers
Other groundwater assets86,35686,356
Irrigation scheme00
Claims: inter-region00
Total water assets197,533189,656
Water liabilities
Surface water liability350377
Allocation remaining: individual users350377
Groundwater liability21,7419.088
Allocation remaining: individual users21,7419,088
Total water liabilities22,0919,465
Opening net water assets180,191173,190
Change in net water assets(4,749)7,001
Closing net water assets175,442180,191