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National Water Account 2017

Ord: Statement of Changes in Water Assets and Water Liabilities

for the year ended 30 June 2017

Water availability in the Ord region increased by 3,740,953 ML during the 2016–17 year. This is the first annual increase in the region's water availability in three 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 increases28,297,2924,306,338
Point return: irrigation51,00051,000
Flood return392,666
Discharge: wastewater585585
Groundwater increases7,5798,572
Inter-region inflow
Recharge: landscape7,5798,572
Total water asset increases28,304,8714,314,910
Water liability decreases
Surface water liability decreases208,928222,814
Adjustment and forfeiture: individual users9,19014,402
Adjustment and forfeiture: urban system294343
Adjustment and forfeiture: irrigation199,444208,069
Groundwater liability decreases6,7035,704
Adjustment and forfeiture: individual users5,7634,836
Adjustment and forfeiture: urban system940868
Total water liability decreases215,631228,518
Water asset decreases
Surface water decreases19,914,2725,009,306
Leakage: landscape8080
Overbank flow682,226
River loss
Groundwater decreases
Inter-region outflow
Discharge: landscape
Total water asset decreases19,914,2725,009,306
Water liability increases
Surface water liability increases425,181424,911
Allocation: individual users37,68137,336
Allocation: urban system700775
Allocation: irrigation386,800386,800
Groundwater liability increases14,23414,289
Allocation: individual users11,53411,589
Allocation: urban system2,7002,700
Total water liability increases439,415439,200
Unaccounted-for difference(4,425,862)(957,333)
Change in net water assets3,740,953(1,862,411)