Lake Eyre, Australia, April 1st 2010

Lake Eyre, Australia, April 1st 2010

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Caption: Lake Eyre, Australia, April 1st 2010. Satellite image showing Lake Eyre in the central Australian desert as water began to flow into the usually dry salt lake after heavy rainfall in Queensland in January 2010. Water from the Macumba River (top centre left) has joined the Diamantina River (top right) and is emptying into the lake via a delta at upper right. Lake Eyre, which is 15 metres below sea level, has an area of 9,500 square kilometres, but drains a much larger area of 1.2 million square kilometres. Image taken by the SPOT 5 satellite.

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