The Lake Eyre Yacht club members are going to be able to get on the water once again. The Lake Eyre basin is the lowest natural point in Australia at about 15 metres be;low Sea level. The average annual rainfall is 125mm…meaning the lake and surrounding creeks and streams are usually dry.
The seasonal rains arrived 1,000kms away, a couple of months ago, in the upper Diamantina catchment in western Queensland. Members of the Yacht Club have been tracking the progress of the flood waters through outback Queensland. Water reached Lake Eyre on May 15th. Two days after the water arrived 3 yachts were sailing the majestic Eyre waters.
When full Lake Eyre is the Largest Lake in Australia, and as salty as seawater. This year the flood waters have not been enough to fill it completely.