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National Water Account 2018

Sydney: Statement of Water Assets and Water Liabilities

as at 30 June 2018

  • Water availability in the Sydney region's storages decreased during 2017–18.
  • Water availability is represented by the net water assets, which are the volume of water assets minus the water liabilities.

 

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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.

 

 

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 2018 ML2017 ML2016 ML2015 ML2014 ML2013 ML
Water assets
Surface water2,047,2352,693,396 2,823,922 2,667,333 2,390,437 2,840,751
Storages2,042,2432,687,524 2,813,671 2,661,678 2,386,167 2,813,222
Rivers2,6253,505 7,884 3,288 1,903 25,162
Lakes and wetlands 
 
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Claims: inter-region2,3672,367 2,367 2,367 2,367 2,367
 
Urban water system00 0 **0 **0 **0
Claims: surface water*00 0 00 0
 
Total water assets2,047,2352,693,396 2,823,922 2,667,333 2,390,437 2,840,751
Water liabilities
Surface water liability00 0 00 0
Allocation remaining: individual users00 0 0 0 0
Allocation remaining: urban system*00    
 
Total water liabilities00 0 0 0 0
Net water assets
Net surface water assets2,047,2352,693,396 2,823,922 2,667,3332,390,437 2,840,751
Opening net surface water assets2,693,3962,823,922 2,667,333 2,390,437 2,840,751 2,782,889
Change in net surface water assets(646,161)(130,526) 156,589 **276,896 (450,314) 57,862
Closing net surface water assets2,047,2352,693,396 2,823,922 2,667,333 2,390,437 2,840,751
 
Net urban water assets00 0 0 0 0
Opening net urban water assets00 0 0 0 0
Change in net urban water assets00 0 0 0 0
Closing net urban water assets00 0 0 0 0
 
Total closing net water assets2,047,2352,693,396 2,823,922 2,667,333 2,390,437 2,840,751
 

* between-store claims/liabilities 

** different to published volume in historical accounts (see Governance section for more information)