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Eyre and Diamantina Rivers, Australia

24.3S 139.4E

July 12th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Australia - June 23rd, 2009

Australia - June 23rd, 2009

The rivers of Australia’s Channel Country are still alive with water from earlier rains in northern Queensland. Eyre Creek (left) appears to be supporting extensive green vegetation around its banks, while Diamantina River (right) and the land around it are browner in color.

Channel Country, located in the remote south west of the state of Queensland, is a series of ancient flood plains with rivers which flow intermittently. In most years the flood waters are absorbed into the earth or evaporate, however, this year, sufficient rainfall in their catchment area has permitted the rivers to flow all the way south to Lake Eyre.

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