The ancient rhythms of our red centre
It’s one of the great desert water systems of the world. Spanning three states and a territory, the Lake Eyre basin is a marvel.
Posted on 27.06.2018
But it’s also one of the driest parts of the country. On the rare occasion when flood waters make their way to such barren areas the results are spectacular.
While many tourists flock to central Australia to see the sight of water flowing through the desert rivers and arriving at Lake Eyre, or Kati Thanda as it’s known by the land’s traditional owners, some of the best views of this natural wonder are to be had from space.
Piecing together months’ worth of satellite imagery, we tracked flood waters for hundreds of kilometres on its journey from the Top End to the lowest natural point of Australia: Lake Eyre.
Reporting: Mark Doman
Development: Ri Liu and Nathanael Scott
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