Water Still Present in Australia’s Ephemeral Lake Eyre28.2S 137.6E
Two or three times every century, Queensland, Australia is hit by flooding from extremely heavy rain storms. The water from these floods then begins to move south through the creeks and rivers.
Months go by, after which they finally reach the salt basin of Lake Eyre (bottom) and turn it into a huge inland sea, as can be seen here. When this occurs, the previously arid region comes to life, supporting many species of plants and animals, particularly waterfowl.