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Daly: Statement of Water Assets and Water Liabilities

as at 30 June 2021

  • Water availability in the Daly region's aquifer storages increased during 2020–21.
  • Water availability is represented by the net water assets, which are the volume of water in storages minus the water liabilities.

 

Schematic representation of the Daly region. Total surface water and groundwater assets at 30 June 2020 could not be quantified. Total water liabilities was 0 GL. Closing net water assets at 30 June 2020 could not be quantified.

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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  2021 ML 2020 ML 2019 ML 2018 ML 2017 ML 2016 ML
Water assets
Surface water 12,735 4,395 9,560 12,973 14,608 220
Storages 220 220 220
Rivers 12,735 4,395 9,560 12,753 *14,388
 
Groundwater
Water table aquifer
Underlying aquifers
 
Total water assets
Water liabilities
Surface water liability 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allocation remaining: individual users 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allocation remaining: urban system 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Groundwater liability 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allocation remaining: individual users 0 0 0 0 0 0
Allocation remaining: urban system 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Total water liabilities 0 0 0 0 0 0
Net water assets
Net surface water assets 12,735 4,395 9,560 12,973 14,608 220
Opening net surface water assets 4,395 9,560 12,973 14,608 *14,608 220
Change in net surface water assets 8,340 (5,165) (3,413) (1,635) 0 0
Closing net surface water assets 12,735 4,395 9,560 12,973 *14,608 220
 
Net groundwater assets
Opening net groundwater assets
Change in net groundwater assets 280,500 (490,890) (599,000) (460,000) 516,000 (336,000)
Closing net groundwater assets
Total closing net water assets
             
Total change in net water assets 288,840 (496,055) (602,413) (461,635) 516,000 (336,000)
 

 

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

Note: quantification approaches used to derive each item volume are provided in the Methods