Lake Eyre 2020

Snow Blowey

Old n' Crusty
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Cooper Creek and Diamantina River look to be having another major flood event at present and some more rain on the way this week. Catchment should be a bit lubed up from last years floods. SO am i wrong in saying this will end up with water in Lake Eyre again this year?

IN other words - how do the current floods compare with those of last year?

More importantly, should i book Thredbo for 21 July or 25 July?
 
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GS

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Cooper Creek and Diamantina River look to be having another major flood event at present and some more rain on the way this week. Catchment should be a bit lubed up from last years floods. SO am i wrong in saying this will end up with water in Lake Eyre again this year?

IN other words - how do the current floods compare with those of last year?

More importantly, should i book Thredbo for 21 July or 25 July?

Maybe

Dunno

Yes

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cookieman

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I doubt the current and this week's rainfalls will be enough to make it to Lake Eyre, especially after the drought.
It needs significant flooding over a period from the feeder rivers to have a chance to fill up again.
So it's a yeah no from me.
 

Snow Blowey

Old n' Crusty
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Jan 7, 2004
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I doubt the current and this week's rainfalls will be enough to make it to Lake Eyre, especially after the drought.
It needs significant flooding over a period from the feeder rivers to have a chance to fill up again.
So it's a yeah no from me.


I'd say the subsurface of the river valleys would still be quite wet as its only been 9 months since the last floods. Top would be dry but the ground is a good insulator so would hold moisture underneath. I guess the thing i did not follow last year wwas the duration of the flooding in the upper catchments. A few stations have gone to "major" flooding, which is level based. Volume of water depends on area under the curve, rather than the maximum height.
 

GS

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Might end up with water reaching Lake Eyre this year, need to wait a while longer to know how much. Hopefully the wet up north continues.
Or watch the pelicans on the Coorong, they seem to know when to head off to inland water
 
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