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National Water Account 2017

Burdekin: Statement of Changes in Water Assets and Water Liabilities

for the year ended 30 June 2017

Water availability in the Burdekin region increased by 65,325 ML during the 2016–17 year, representing a decrease from the previous year when water availability was 448,961 ML. 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 presents the changes in water assets and water liabilities that occurred during the year, including accrual transactions (e.g. allocations and forfeitures) and actual water flows, both natural and engineered.




 2017 ML2016 ML
Water asset increases
Surface water increases7,988,6893,442,916
Flood return51,726
Groundwater increases99,104112,483
Managed aquifer recharge: individual users99,10498,220
Total water asset increases8,087,7933,555,399
Water liability decreases
Surface water liability decreases562,928524,910
Adjustment and forfeiture: individual users382,897309,383
Adjustment and forfeiture: urban system3,6689,710
Adjustment and forfeiture: irrigation156,776187,488
Transfer inter-region19,58718,329
Groundwater liability decreases26,10827,281
Adjustment and forfeiture: individual users927,281
Adjustment and forfeiture: urban system242
Adjustment and forfeiture: irrigation25,857
Total water liability decreases589,036552,191
Water asset decreases
Surface water decreases5,401,2022,163,402
Overbank flow117,318
Non-allocated diversion: individual users172,705158,744
Groundwater decreases62,61451,999
Non-allocated extraction: individual users53,37851,999
Total water asset decreases5,463,8162,215,401
Water liability increases
Surface water liability increases1,151,4381,165,202
Allocation: individual users489,996440,725
Allocation: urban system12,27211,973
Allocation: irrigation617,745681,079
Transfer inter-region31,42531,425
Groundwater liability increases45,10055,715
Allocation: individual users1,09155,715
Allocation: urban system480
Allocation: irrigation43,529
Total water liability increases1,196,5381,220,917
Unaccounted-for difference1,951,150222,311
Change in net water assets65,325448,961