Following on from the exceptional inflows in early 2016, the Lake Eyre Catchment has again received significant rainfall over the past few days. The Eyre Creek and Diamantina catchments have received totals of over 100mm in various locations. Birdsville and the surrounding channel country has received a relatively widespread 50-60mm, in some cases falling over a few hours which has led to flash flooding. These rains will funnel into the Warburton Creek, which feeds Lake Eyre via the Warburton Groove.
In addition to the rain in the Diamantina and Eyre catchments, totals of between 30 and 60mm have fallen to the west and south of Lake Eyre, as well as over the lake itself. Small tributaries are now flowing in from the west, adding to the existing water level.
To experience this amazing sight for yourself, why not join us on our 5 Day Lake Eyre Spectacular tour. At this stage we have departures scheduled for 19th April and 3rd & 24th May - and you can join us as a passenger or tag-along in your own 4wd vehicle. Other dates may be available on application. Included in this tour is a 1.5 hour scenic flight over the lake, travel in a luxury 4wd vehicle, 4 nights accommodation and all meals. As well as Lake Eyre, you will also visit the Flinders Ranges and Corner Country on this stunning loop tour ex Broken Hill. Check out the full itinerary here.