Lake Eyre status

Submitted: Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 08:25
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Has anyone been to, over, or on Lake Eyre in the last few days?

The LEYC status page is usually a good guide and up to date but it hasn't been updated since June 1st and there has been quite a bot of rain in the region lately.

I notice the Oodnadatta track was closed again yesterday, so more rain I guess.

Is there any other reliable website to get the status. I may try calling Wrights Air if there is no joy elsewhere.
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Reply By: Member - Geoff B (NSW) - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 09:19

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 09:19
I am watching for any replies as we are heading that way next week.
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 09:22

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 09:22
Keep an eye on the SA desert parks bulletin.

Three days ago

http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/files/sharedassets/parks/parks/flinders-ranges-outback/desert-parks-bulletin-gen.pdf
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 10:27

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 10:27
Hi Boobook,

You won't get there over the next few days, unless by plane from faraway places.
Oodnadatta track is flooded in several parts, both from the Marree end and the Marla end.
Several travelers are stranded in various locations such as Marree, William Creek and Oodnadatta.
Will be two or three days before track is reopened, if there is no more rain.

The SA Gov. Outback Roads website should be reliable, but current conditions shown do not reflect what was in the news report this morning.

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Follow Up By: dean ( SA ) - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 12:48

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 12:48
Just checked the site this morning and it says open to 4wd's.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 13:48

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 13:48
Thanks I'm not so interested in the Oodnadatta track status. With the rain they have had it has been opening and closing every day or two. The SA roads status is generally pretty up to day and I check that frequently.

It is the lake status I am after.
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Follow Up By: dean ( SA ) - Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 15:51

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 15:51
Exactly why I didn't respond to you regarding Lake Eyre as I don't know either.
My response was to Bill's link to SA roads.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 10:42

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 10:42
Remember seeing a comment by Sharon Oldfield recently, Boobook, well over a month ago, that the Lake wasn't all that full. Seem to recall she said that it had a long way to go to be full, with not a lot of inflow at that moment.

Didn't check the Diamantina when we were in Birdsville earlier this week, but can tell you that Eyre Ck wasn't running on QAA Line. There's a fresh in the Thomson at Longreach at the moment, but by the time it gets down there, the spring evaporation rate will be starting to climb.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 13:50

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 13:50
Thanks, that have had a bit of local rain in the last month or so. Unusually the lake is getting water from the West and South.

A bit of water in the North and East but Cooper creek is not flowing a lot either.

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Reply By: Member - Stuart and Gunny - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:21

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 11:21
Hi Boobook
I drove from Marree to Marla on Monday and Tuesday and the road is fine.There is water in places but not enough to cause any problems in a 4wd.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 14:24

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 14:24
Hi Boobook

I phoned the William Creek Hotel this morning and this is what the very helpful lady has told me, as from reports on our local radio this morning, all outback roads were closed and 50 people were stranded at William Creek, with over 30mm of rain yesterday at William Creek.

Yes there were 50 people caught out there last night, but all roads out were open this morning to four wheel drive only, with sections of water over the track. Most people headed out once the road was open, but 11 vehicles are still there to give the roads that little bit longer to dry out. It was not raining today, but the sky was overcast and more rain expected next Wednesday.

As the lady said, it is best to give them a call, that is the William Creek Hotel for the latest most accuracy local information before heading that way on ...
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The current prices for flights over Lake Eyre are $260 per person for the one hour flight and $420 per person for the two hour flight.


Keep dry and out of the mud.



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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 08:50

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 08:50
Gee Tony finding out about Lake Eyre is like pulling teeth, and I'm not much help either.
My experience with it is that local rain does not put a lot of water in to it and that dries out quickly, as you could imagine the local water running in to Lake Eyre is then blowen around the lake and soaks in.
Some of those local tour operators see a cloud and tell you the lake is full then when you arrive tell you some one has pulled the plug.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 08:55

Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 at 08:55
LOL thanks Graham. Hope you are well.

Yeah maybe if I ask for the road conditions on EO I will find out the lake status........

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