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National Water Account 2017

Ord: Statement of Water Flows

for the year ended 30 June 2017

The volume of water in the region's storages at 30 June 2017 is 11,832,376 ML, an increase of 3,759,612 ML from the start of the 2016–17 year. This increase represents the change in water volume in the region's surface water storages. This is the region's first annual increase in three years.



The Statement of Water Flows is provided below and presents the actual water flows associated with the region's water stores during the year, including flows corresponding to the accrual transactions shown in the Statement of Changes in Water Assets and Water Liabilities.




 2017 ML2016 ML
Water inflows
Surface water inflows28,297,2924,306,338
Point return: irrigation51,00051,000
Flood return392,666
Discharge: wastewater585585
Groundwater inflows7,5798,572
Inter-region inflow
Recharge: landscape7,5798,572
Total water inflows28,304,8714,314,910
Water outflows
Surface water outflows20,111,8185,219,211
Leakage: landscape8080
Overbank flow682,226
River loss
Allocated diversion: individual users32,33529,394
Allocated diversion: urban system406433
Allocated diversion: irrigation164,805180,078
Groundwater outflows7,5798,572
Inter-region outflow
Discharge: landscape
Allocated extraction: individual users5,8196,740
Allocated extraction: urban system1,7601,832
Total water outflows20,119,3975,227,783
Unaccounted-for difference(4,425,862)(957,333)
Opening water storage8,072,7649,942,970
Change in water storage3,759,612(1,870,206)
Closing water storage11,832,3768,072,764