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  Lake Eyre basics
Lake Eyre North was a permanent saline lake from 5000 to 10 000 years ago and entered a playa phase between 5000 and 3000 years ago.
Lake Eyre North reached its highest recorded level of _9.09 m AHD in June 1974, and the equilibrium level of -9.5 m AHD between both lakes was achieved in October 1974.
The inflows to Lake Eyre in the period 1885_1984 were reconstructed using a rainfall-runoff model on the short streamflow records available, and then extending modelling for the period in which only rainfall data were available.
www.k26.com /eyre/The_Lake/Papers/Lake_Eyre_basics/lake_eyre_basics.html   (2903 words)

  
 Lake Eyre Basin Agreement home page
The Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement (the Agreement) is a joint undertaking of the Australian, Queensland, South Australian and Northern Territory Governments, in close communication with the Basin community and with the assistance of world class scientific and technical advice.
The Agreement established the Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum, comprising the Australian Government Minister for the Environment and Heritage (as Chair), the Queensland Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, the South Australian Minister for Environment and Conservation, and the Northern Territory Minister for Central Australia.
The Lake Eyre Basin Agreement is supported by a Secretariat located in the Australian Department of Environment and Heritage in Canberra, and by a [Community Advisory Committee Facilitator] located in Longreach, Queensland.
www.lebmf.gov.au   (564 words)

  
 Lake Eyre at Lake Eyre Basin in South Australia, Australia
A ribbon of salt lakes and dry salt pans sits at its southern region whereby a glimpse of water is always welcomed in this desolation.
Lake Eyre is the focal point of the Photo: Lake Eyre in Australia vast Lake Eyre Basin.
Its two parts are Lake Eyre North and the much smaller Lake Eyre South which cover an area of about 9600 square kilometers and are linked by the fifteen kilometers long Godyer Channel.
www.aguidetoasia.com /australia/lake-eyre.php   (536 words)

  
 Lake Eyre - Encyclopedia.com
Lake Eyre shallow salt lake, 3,430 sq mi (8,884 sq km), central South Australia state, Australia; largest lake in Australia.
A move in 1995 to designate the lake's basin as a world heritage site pitted environmentalists and the federal government against the state government and parties concerned with pastoral and mining rights.
Hammer dressed stone hatchets in the Lake Eyre Basin.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Eyre-Lak.html   (988 words)

  
 Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement Bill 2001 (Bills Digest 104 2000-01)
Although the Commonwealth is not required under the Lake Eyre IGA to introduce legislation, it has decided to 'confirm its commitment to the future sustainable management of the Lake Eyre Basin and the protection of dependent environmental and heritage values' by introducing this Bill.
The Lake Eyre IGA has been generally welcomed by the communities concerned, and the broader integrated catchment management framework of which it is a part is being promoted as a 'community-driven process' over which the community has 'full ownership'.
The Lake Eyre IGA also demonstrates a cooperative approach to issues of water management, as Queensland, South Australia and the Commonwealth must all agree on every decision to be made, and community consultation is an integral part of the decision-making process.
www.aph.gov.au /LIBRARY/pubs/bd/2000-01/01BD104.htm   (3420 words)

  
 Lakes Wallpapers
Salt lakes (also called saline lakes) can form where there is no natural outlet or where the water evaporates rapidly, and the drainage surface of the water table has a higher than normal salt content.
Lakes are common in formerly glaciated regions, along the courses of slow rivers, and in low land near the sea.
The main classifications are by origin: glacial lakes, formed by glacial scouring; barrier lakes, formed by landslides and glacial moraines; crater lakes, found in volcanoes; and tectonic lakes, occurring in natural fissures.
www.coolwallpapers.org /nature/lakes.php   (367 words)

  
 Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum Communiqué 14 October 2005
The Ministerial Forum was established under the Lake Eyre Basin Inter-governmental Agreement, signed by the Australian, Queensland and South Australian Governments in 2000 and the Northern Territory in 2004.
Confirmation of arrangements for the next Lake Eyre Basin Conference to be held in Port Augusta in September 2006, the International Year of the Desert and Desertification.
A major achievement in 2004-05 was completion of the draft Lake Eyre Basin Hydrological Atlas and the installation of three automatic stream gauging stations in the Basin.
www.environment.gov.au /minister/env/2005/cq14oct05.html   (559 words)

  
 LAKE EYRE
With an area of 1,140,000 km2, Lake Eyre Basin is the largest Australian drainage division apart from the Western Plateau and is one of the largest areas of internal drainage in the world.
Lake Eyre North, 144 km long and 77 km wide, is joined by the narrow Goyder Channel to Lake Eyre South, which is 64 km long and 24 km in width.
Almost all the non-desert parts of the Lake Eyre Basin area are used for low-intensity grazing of sheep for wool and beef cattle.
www.ilec.or.jp /database/oce/oce-04.html   (718 words)

  
 Lake Eyre Expedition Outback Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lake Eyre is a vast salt lake or playa around 800km north of Adelaide in the deserts of South Australia.
Lake Eyre North occupies and area of 8430 square kilometres, its maximum length is 144km and its maximum width is 77km.
Lake Eyre South occupies an area of 1260 square kilometres, and is connected to the northern lake by Goyder's Channel, a watercourse 15km in length.
www.diamantina-tour.com.au /dtc_web_pages/990_tours/lake_eyre/lake_eyre.htm   (2130 words)

  
 Lake Eyre Basin
The basin began to form in the early Tertiary (about 60 million years ago) when south-eastern South Australia started to sink and rivers began to deposit sediment into the lage, shallow basin.
The waters of the Finke disappear into the sands of the Simpson Desert and are not definitely known to ever make it as far south as Lake Eyre, although the story is told that this happened once early in the 20th century.
Of all the Lake Eyre Basin river systems, however, Cooper's Creek is by far the most famous, in particular because it was along Cooper's Creek that the explorers Burke and Wills met their deaths.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/l/la/lake_eyre_basin.html   (954 words)

  
 Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum - Birdsville Communiqué
The Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum held its second meeting today in Birdsville, Queensland, as part of the Lake Eyre Basin Conference.
The Ministerial Forum was established under the Lake Eyre Basin Inter-governmental Agreement, signed by the Commonwealth, Queensland and South Australian Governments in 2000.
In opening the meeting, Dr Kemp noted the significance of the Lake Eyre Basin and welcomed progress towards extending membership of the forum to all relevant governments.
www.environment.gov.au /water/basins/lake-eyre/meeting2.html   (576 words)

  
 South Australian holidays, travel and tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lake Eyre Basin, the watershed of Lake Eyre, is one of the largest internal drainage systems in the world and overlies the Great Artesian Basin.
Lake Eyre has had water in it a number of times in the last century but has filled to capacity only three times in the past 150 years.
The unique Lake Eyre Dragon is a highly specialized lizard, which has adapted to live on the margins of salt lakes.
www.southaustralia.com /product.asp?product_id=9000956&search_result=true   (425 words)

  
 Lake Eyre Basin - BIRD
None of the creeks and rivers in the Lake Eyre Basin are permanent: they flow only after heavy rain — a rare to very rare event in the arid interior.
Average annual rainfall in the area surrounding Lake Eyre is 125mm, and the pan evaporation rate 3.5 metres.
The basin began to form in the early Tertiary (about 60 million years ago) when south-eastern South Australia started to sink and rivers began to deposit sediment into the large, shallow basin.
www.bird.net.au /bird/index.php?title=Lake_Eyre   (1270 words)

  
 William Creek Hotel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lake Eyre is in fact made up of two lakes, Lake Eyre North and Lake Eyre South joined by a narrow watercourse Goydens Channel and combined they cover an area of 9,700 sq km and reside within the Lake Eyre National Park.
Lake Eyre South can be viewed on the Oodnadatta Track five kilometres South of Curdimurka, and of course at ABC Bay near William Creek.
Lake Eyre is so shallow that even following a major flood the lake evaporates within 2 years.
www.williamcreekcampground.com /outback/lakeeyre/lakeeyre.htm   (210 words)

  
 Lake Eyre Basin - BIRD
None of the creeks and rivers in the Lake Eyre Basin are permanent: they flow only after heavy rain — a rare to very rare event in the arid interior.
Average annual rainfall in the area surrounding Lake Eyre is 125mm, and the pan evaporation rate 3.5 metres.
The basin began to form in the early Tertiary (about 60 million years ago) when south-eastern South Australia started to sink and rivers began to deposit sediment into the large, shallow basin.
bird.net.au /bird/index.php?title=Lake_Eyre   (1270 words)

  
 MODIS Website
The pale, skeletal-like features are produced by salt deposits in the basin of Lake Eyre, a usually dry salt lake in the lowlands of central South Australia.
Since it is usually dry, the lake is a significant source of dust storms in the region, as are dry lakes around the world.
The Lake Eyre Basin and surrounding deserts are probably the largest source of airborne dust in the Southern Hemisphere, though the area’s contribution to global dust levels is small compared to locations like the Sahara Desert’s Bodele Depression.
modis.gsfc.nasa.gov /gallery/individual.php?db_date=2006-11-04   (213 words)

  
 Postcards - Previous Feature: Lake Eyre
A catchment area the size of South Australia known as the Lake Eyre Basin.
The two lakes are joined by a thin channel and between them cover an area roughly the size of Yorke Peninsula.
There are two ways into Lake Eyre - one is a track south of William Creek and the other is North from Maree.
www.postcards.sa.com.au /features/lake_eyre.html   (395 words)

  
 Flooding Lake Eyre : Melbourne Indymedia
The lake could be stocked with fish, crustaceans and molluscs, for both their own sake, for the birds and for grounded animals, such as us.
A disjointed chain of lakes runs around the north end of the Flinders ranges, from near Lake Eyre South, to Lake Frome which is at minus 2 metres.
As a consequence the basin is an area of high conservation significance that supports wetlands such as the Ramsar-listed Coongie lakes, grasslands (Astrebla Downs National Park) and deserts (such as the Simpson Desert National Park).
www.melbourne.indymedia.org /news/2005/07/93850_comment.php   (4921 words)

  
 Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum - Birdsville Communiqué
The Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum held its second meeting today in Birdsville, Queensland, as part of the Lake Eyre Basin Conference.
The Ministerial Forum was established under the Lake Eyre Basin Inter-governmental Agreement, signed by the Commonwealth, Queensland and South Australian Governments in 2000.
In opening the meeting, Dr Kemp noted the significance of the Lake Eyre Basin and welcomed progress towards extending membership of the forum to all relevant governments.
www.biodiversity.ea.gov.au /water/basins/lake-eyre/meeting2.html   (576 words)

  
 Birds answer summons of the wetlands - Science - www.theage.com.au
"The wetlands in the channel country of the Lake Eyre Basin are just becoming more and more important to the future survival of any number of species who are having their natural breeding habits destroyed," Reid says.
Everything at Lake Eyre is adapted to the boom-bust cycle that is the menace and the unexpected beauty of the Australian desert.
Fish in the Lake Eyre Basin enter their own fast breeding cycle and the spread of the floodwaters - broad, shallow expanses with maximum exposure to sunlight - are ideal for the rapid multiplication of algae and aquatic plant life and all that feeds on them.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/05/28/1085641711075.html?from=storylhs   (710 words)

  
 Abstract-Alley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Lake Eyre region is a breathtaking desert landscape, matched by an equally amazing geological history.
Although global temperatures were believed to be elevated, there is clear evidence in the Lake Eyre region for at least two periods of cold temperatures, cold enough to cause freezing and even the formation of glaciers in the Valanginian (135 million years ago).
The understanding of the geological history of the Basin is not fully known because the rocks and exposed land at the time are highly weathered – thus, current attempts at dating the silcretes and weathering are important.
www.agwine.adelaide.edu.au /industry/rssa/abstract-Alley.htm   (778 words)

  
 Giant Lake| Australian Lake| Salt Lake| Salt Flats| Monsoon Rains
The waters pouring through the lake's northern Warburton Groove inlet had started a mass hatching of salt shrimp from eggs laying dormant in the searing flats, he said.
Lake Eyre sits in the middle of one of the world's largest internal river systems and covers large parts of South Australia state, the Northern Territory and Queensland.
When the lake floods the outback springs to life with large numbers of waterbirds -- pelicans, fl cormorants, silver gulls, avocets and banded stilts -- gathering to feast on shrimp, as well as fish.
living.oneindia.in /insync/giantsaltlake120307.html   (263 words)

  
 Freedom's Opal Lands Waterway - Tropical North Queensland, Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Opal Lands Waterway is centred in the Coober Pedy, Andamooka, Lake Eyre and Lake Torrens region in the arid outback of South Australia.
Water, which is surplus to irrigation usage, would then be in the Lake Eyre catchment area, instead of flowing into the Coral Sea, to kill the coral, which dies in fresh muddy water.
Message: Irrigating Lake Eyre with seawater would be difficult because of the tiny gradient available over massive distances; in some parts the channel would need to be close to 2000 metres wide, if the inflow was to be faster than absorption and evaporation.
us.altnews.com.au /freedom/p1s5.htm   (943 words)

  
 Lake Eyre Tour
Lake Eyre lies in the very heart of Australia's Outback.
We invite you to lunch 15 metres below sea level on the shore of this mystical lake that is impressive, whether covered by a dry salt crust or filled with water.
Lake Eyre is a giant basin where the great inland rivers of the outback converge.
www.desertdiversity.com /lake.htm   (398 words)

  
 SILNEWS 28   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A prime example is Cooper Creek, in the Lake Eyre Basin (one of the world’s largest endorheic systems).
The fact that the Cooper was named a creek by early explorers, despite draining a catchment of 306,000 km2 and having a river length of 1,523 km, is an illustration of the difficulty a eurocentric culture has coming to terms with the Australian environment.
In floods, waterbird numbers on Lake Eyre, at the terminus of Cooper Creek, may reach 600,000, and there is increasing evidence that the Lake Eyre Basin wetlands are one of the major foci for waterbird activity on the continent.
www.limnology.org /news/28/arid_rivers.html   (434 words)

  
 South Australia National and Conservation Parks
Lake Eyre National Park - is about as far away from it all as you are likely to get in Australia or, for that matter, in most other countries of the world.
Lake Gairdner National Park - Largest of a group of shallow depressions west of Lake Torrens in central South Australia, 240 mi (550 kilometres) northwest of Adelaide, the State capital.
Lake Torrens National Park - Lake Torrens is a 5700 square kilometre endorheic saline rift lake in South Australia.
www.australiannationalparks.com /southaustralia   (1778 words)

  
 australia landforms map
Also know as "Channel Country," it's one of the largest artesian groundwater basins in the world and a vital source of water for Australian agriculture.
Lake Eyre itself is over 50 ft.(16 m) below sea level and located in the driest part of Australia.
Lake Eyre Basin is considered the world's largest internal drainage system, covering about one-sixth of the country.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/oceania/aussnewld.htm   (1079 words)

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