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#1496978 - 02/04/2019 16:25 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
ThD Ht Offline
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Loc: Reynella, S.A.
ahh sorry bet., my bad, i keep forgetting i'm paid up for that.

flora and fauna are going to go absolutely berserk up there,
and so should the tourists once word gets out to the general
populace. there's plenty of reasonably easy places to go
without getting too far out of the way.
still even easy access areas will be way out of the way for
your average suburbanite.

TH
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#1497022 - 03/04/2019 10:38 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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That is a ripper flood in the Georgina, it's only just dropped below at Roxborough Downs near Urandangi after being over major flood height since last Tuesday!





The Diamantina at Diamantina Lakes is still at Major too-






In that April 1 sat shot the river on the far right is the Bulloo, which is at moderate flood height at Quilpie and at Thargomindah about 200km south at the same time!

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#1497037 - 03/04/2019 20:16 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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#1497038 - 03/04/2019 20:26 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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Was about to do the same thing. Im heading to Lake Eyre start of May!
The 250m Res is stunning on the Aqua today. I uploaded this one to my flickr if anyone wants to look at the full res.
Lake Eyre Aqua satellite image 3rd April 2019 by Robert Mitchell, on Flickr

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#1497218 - 07/04/2019 00:48 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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#1497248 - 07/04/2019 21:09 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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GIF movie 7 Mar to 7 April 2019



Fullsize:
https://i.imgur.com/UaDmJmh.gifv
Approx 18MB



Edited by betsuin (07/04/2019 21:10)

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#1497276 - 08/04/2019 20:40 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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Lake Eyre close up.

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#1497382 - 10/04/2019 21:18 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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I lined up each of the flood waters next to lake Eyre for comparison today.

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#1497400 - 11/04/2019 10:15 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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wow, still plenty to come
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#1497403 - 11/04/2019 12:25 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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Fantastic comparison betsuin, really illustrates just how much is still to make it's way down. From the gauges it looks like the start of the 2nd flood has reached Birdsville and Nappa Merrie is starting to edge up too. It's a shame there's no gauges on Eyre Creek below Cluny, but then I suppose they'd have cobwebs on them a lot of the time.

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#1497421 - 11/04/2019 21:11 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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Try this link for recent Birdsville road conditions:
That local copper does a great report.
https://www.facebook.com/BirdsvilleHotel/posts/2636108546431711?__tn__=K-R

No gauges in remote and unpopulated desert. Still,would $50k get a gauge on the Eyre at the QAA line and who pays?......W

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#1497472 - 12/04/2019 22:42 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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#1497521 - 15/04/2019 05:11 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
Eevo Offline
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im thinking about going to lake eyre next week for a visit.

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#1497523 - 15/04/2019 08:12 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: Eevo]
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Originally Posted By: Eevo
im thinking about going to lake eyre next week for a visit.


Sounds great! Don't forget your camera ;-)

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#1497526 - 15/04/2019 09:08 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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and the map.

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#1497534 - 15/04/2019 16:42 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
ThD Ht Offline
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its all very well to look at those great sat pics of the
awesome inland flood that's happening up there,
(thanks heaps Bet.).but it almost staggers beyond belief when compared
next to the scale overlay of 50 or 100 km. i mean seriously,
that is a crazy amount of water and a lunatic number amount
of hectares nada square kilometers taken up.
here's one for you Bet if you're up to it, do an overlay
of sydney harbour for a bit of a comparason, (seeing as
sydney harbour is used as a yardstick for most comparisons
of anything concerning water) and see how it looks.
as far as lake eyre goes.....
the fat lady hasn't even cleared her throat yet on this one.
tourism australia needs to to be grabbing this by the nuts
and running with it ....NOW.
there's massive overseas tourism potential to be had with
this
and i'd bet both of them the tourism minister is completley
clueless as to whats going on up there.
especially with an election coming on. it will be an
opportunity maximised missed while every polly is in save
ass mode.
we need someonre like trump who's not afraid to call a
spade a shovel and has what it takes to kick some self
righteous sanctimonious were better than everyone else
politically correct butt.........oops, slipped into
soapbox mode.

TH
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#1497548 - 15/04/2019 20:45 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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15 April '19



As requested - Sydney harbour at scale

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#1497556 - 15/04/2019 23:59 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
ThD Ht Offline
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thanks Bet.
although sydney harbour relatively speaking is not all that
big it does give a quick eyeball comparative reference as
to the size of this event.
also after my last post i noticed on WZ and the news tonight
there's enough water for a 'regatta' of sorts is being held
by the LEYC. i think with the next inflow there will be enough
water in the lake to see them well and truly regatted out by
the time it gets around to drying up.
also interesting to note as unlikely as it might be is the
possibility of another rain event next summer to give another
round of water to the lake eyre basin. i wonder if climate
change would be in favour of these types of events happening
more or less often?
watching the water move down these chanels is like watching
grass grow....actually.... the grass seems to be growing a lot faster.

TH
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#1497572 - 16/04/2019 14:14 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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I remember a BOM staffer at Mt Gambier giving a talk about how the rains we used to get in the LSE in winter were now falling approx 400ks further south in the ocean. Maybe you might get more instances of tropical systems pushing further south as well and wetting the desert.

Either way, it looks pretty speccy. Also awesome we have the satellite tech to show it.
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#1497588 - 16/04/2019 22:16 Re: Lake Eyre Incoming [Re: betsuin]
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thats certainly possible Berg. i'd like to take that bom
staffer to task on that comment for more information, it's
always going to be that mongrel amounts of rain fall the
further south you go, it's the nature of the polar driven
weather systems.
aside from the fact aus is moving north about 50mm/yr which
is meteorologically negligible the se does seem to have
dried out a bit but it may just be a progress of larger
scale climatic cycling.
global warming will certainly push the sam further south but
thats different from climatic cycling although it can have
the same short term effect.
before i first moved to naracoorte mum was complaining how
cold it would be and that it had snowed there a few years
previous which puts the event around the mid to late 60s. i
was only a kid back then and i never got around to researching
the event. i always looked forward to that but never saw it,
the closest i came to snow there was to get a distant pic of
snow coming out of a coldie and turning to rain at about
1000-1500' down near bool lagoon when i was coldie chasing.
i also remember my sister who lived at lobethal during the
60s saying she got snow there once, i was living at port pirie
at the time. that may have been the same event as naracoorte
had which would tally up to a seriously hardcore cold outbreak
for s.a. and would have put thickness at sub 522.
i think from memory under the right conditions 520 puts
snow on the ground at sealevel.
don't know for sure im only relying from hear-say i remember
as a kid.
climate change may be moving the itcz south but it doesn't
appear that way and is for another discussion anyway. what
i do see is a number of factors coming together to give a
somewhat perfect storm to get the rain dumped in the lake
eyre basin and unlike most other years this year was a double
tap.
just like the somewhat perfect storm that deprived darwin
of their monsoon and gave townsville area an absolute
unprecedented bollocking.

TH
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