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  • n. a shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level; the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent


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  • The first involves flooding central Australia (specifically Lake Eyre, which is many metres below sea level) with salt water by bilding a channel from the Spencer Gulf via Lake Torrens.

    Henry Thornton Blogs

  • Patrick and Graeme run a race across the grainy white floor of Lake Eyre, feet kicking up sprays of ancient salt.

    Kangaroo Dreaming

  • Murray Fredericks made 16 trips over eight years to shoot vast, remote Lake Eyre in central Australia.

    Australia, Through the Lens

  • What staggers me is that after all those devastating fires, Lake Eyre has filled this year.

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  • They are pelicans on a mud island in Lake Eyre, seen from the air.

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  • I'm guessing the birds gathering at the recent flooding of Lake Eyre.

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  • For those non-ozzies, Lake Eyre has water in it every 10 or 20 years or so.

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  • I knew Lake Eyre didn't get water very often, I didn't know that it stayed a long time once the water did arrive.

    The Sunburnt Country

  • Forgot, I was amused to find there was a Lake Eyre yacht club!

    The Sunburnt Country

  • Here are some more photos from my sister Margaret's trip to Lake Eyre and inland South Australia.

    The Sunburnt Country


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