How fortunate are we to have seen Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre filled with so much water?
Given that this is the fullest that Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre (the world’s largest salt lake) has been in 45 years, we took a scenic flight from William Creek to view the lake from the air.
As mentioned in a previous post, this usually dry salt lake is currently about 70% filled with flood waters that affected far north Queensland earlier in 2019, are continuing to flow south into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre some three or four months later.
Some stats: The lake is 9,690 km squared in size (about the size of Israel), 144 km long, 77 km wide, and contains 400 million tonnes of salt. The lake is also the lowest point in Australia, at around 13-15 metres below sea level.
Words cannot describe the beauty of the lake brimming with water, so we won’t even try! Instead, the images can do the work for us. Enjoy!