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National Water Account 2017

Ord: Statement of Water Assets and Water Liabilities

as at 30 June 2017

The volume of water available in the Ord region at 30 June 2017 was 11,492,011 ML, compared with 7,751,058 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 water11,832,3768,072,764
Unregulated river
Regulated river32,35415,200
Lakes and wetlands
Water table aquifer
Underlying aquifers
Total water assets11,832,3768,072,764
Water liabilities
Surface water liability336,954318,247
Allocation remaining: individual users10,28114,125
Allocation remaining: urban system668668
Allocation remaining: irrigation326,005303,454
Groundwater liability3,4113,459
Allocation remaining: individual users1,1591,207
Allocation remaining: urban system2,2522,252
Total water liabilities340,365321,706
Opening net water assets7,751,0589,613,469
Change in net water assets3,740,953(1,862,411)
Closing net water assets11,492,0117,751,058