The total consumption of water for irrigation in Tasmania represents 59% of the total water use in the State. 97% of the water used for irrigation is sourced from surface water and 3% from groundwater.
|Basin||Total Water Use 96/97 (ML/yr)||Irrigation Water Use 96/97 (ML/yr)||Irrigation Use as % of toal (%)||Total G/W Abstraction 96/97 (ML/yr)||G/W Abstracted for Irrigation 96/97 (ML/yr)||Irrigation Abstraction as % of total (%)|
|Flinders - Cape Barren Islands||533||533||100.00||85||4||4.66|
|Sandy Cape Coast||0||0||0||70||12||15.84|
The percentage of years when irrigation entitlements are fully delivered provides a measure of the reliability of the supply. On average, irrigation water entitlements in Tasmania are delivered in 97% of years. The percentage of the entitlement delivered in 1999/2000 was 109%. It is likely that in this year, adequate water supplies and high water demand may have resulted in additional sales water allocations.
|State / System||Irrigation Entitlement 1999/2000 (GL)||% of Years when Entitlement Fully Delivered (%)||Irrigation Deliveries 1999/2000 (GL)||% of Entitlement actually delivered 1999/2000 (%)|
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