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National Water Account 2017

Daly: Statement of Changes in Water Assets and Water Liabilities

for the year ended 30 June 2017

Water availability in the Daly region increased by 516,000 ML during the 2016–17 year. This is the first annual increase in the region's water availability in five years. 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 increases12,311,9578,668,219
Flood return127,199
Discharge: wastewater120120
Groundwater increases1,283,000380,000
Inter-region inflow10,00010,000
Recharge: landscape1,273,000370,000
Total water asset increases13,594,9579,048,219
Water liability decreases
Surface water liability decreases6,0275,573
Adjustment and forfeiture: individual users5,0544,884
Adjustment and forfeiture: urban system973689
Groundwater liability decreases82,04476,719
Adjustment and forfeiture: individual users80,44575,325
Adjustment and forfeiture: urban system1,5591,394
Total water liability decreases88,07182,292
Water asset decreases
Surface water decreases11,707,6279,636,182
Overbank flow635,665
Diversion: statutory rights5,3695,369
Groundwater decreases4,4604,460
Inter-region outflow00
Discharge: landscape
Extraction: statutory rights4,2804,280
Non-allocated extraction: individual users180180
Total water asset decreases11,712,0879,640,642
Water liability increases
Surface water liability increases9,2729,272
Allocation: individual users5,8555,855
Allocation: urban system3,4173,417
Groundwater liability increases113,848103,283
Allocation: individual users111,489100,924
Allocation: urban system2,3592,359
Total water liability increases123,120112,555
Unaccounted-for difference(1,331,821)286,686
Change in net water assets516,000(336,000)