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National Water Account 2017

Burdekin: Statement of Water Assets and Water Liabilities

as at 30 June 2017

The volume of water available in the Burdekin region at 30 June 2017 was 2,043,543, compared with 1,978,218 ML, at the start of the 2016–17 year. 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 water1,946,3981,871,324
Unregulated and regulated river4,821
Lakes and wetlands
Water table aquifer98,478107,714
Underlying aquifers
Total water assets2,044,876
Water liabilities
Surface water liability1,333820
Allocation remaining: individual users1,333820
Allocation remaining: urban system00
Allocation remaining: irrigation00
Groundwater liability00
Allocation remaining: individual users00
Allocation remaining: urban system00
Total water liabilities1,333820
Opening net water assets1,978,2181,529,257
Change in net water assets65,325448,961
Closing net water assets2,043,5431,978,218