Things have been quiet on the blog while I’ve been away on a trip. We saw water in some places where I’ve never seen it before. People living near Cameron Corner said the country looks as good as it has ever looked.
In an earlier post (Feb 17th), I mentioned that the amount of water in Lake Eyre had declined considerably over the summer months. However, continuing inflow — particularly from Warburton Creek — has seen Lake Eyre North coverage increase to about 20%, and Lake Eyre South holding at about 35%. The Cooper is still flowing at Innamincka, with a depth of about 1.1m at the causeway. It is not likely that the Cooper will cut the Birdsville Track again this year.
There is plenty of water visible from where the Oodnadatta Track runs close to the southern end of Lake Eyre South, near Curdimurka Siding. I took this picture there on May 15th: