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Submitted: Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:27
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can anybody tell me how much water is in lake eyre please just wondering wether to add it to the trip or not
steve
ps those who answered about leaving the bullbars at the border need not apply lol
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:37

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:37
Lot's and do you own a bull bar ? LOL

Sorry mate could not resist.
Lake Eyre South was pretty full last month and can be seen from the Odnadatta quite easily.
Lake Eyre North still has a lot we could see it from O'Hallarins Bay in the distance (Couple of KMs) away.

Get a plane from William Creek and see it properly.
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Reply By: duncs - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:45

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:45
The water in Lake Eyre moves around a bit with the wind. When we got to O'Hallarins bay there was no water visible, it blew a gale all night fromm the north east and when we got up the water was at the edge of the lake right next to us.

It is worth the drive to have a look at the lake anytime as the countryside is like nothing I have seen anywhere else. Also teh lake looks very different near William Ck to what it does near Mulloorina Stn north of Marree. If you are in the area it is probably having a look at both areas. Great camping at Mulloorina.

Jealous again
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 23:56

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 23:56
Ring the cafe or the pub at William Creek, and the pub at Marree. They will have the lastest info, besides what you read here. Ask for the latest information from the pilots in both locations.

Enjoy
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 08:44

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 08:44
Just for your information

Lake Eyre is a dry salt lake and has been like that for a few thousand years. Occasionally when there is excessive rain and the rivers flood the lake might hold some water. Then it is something to behold.

I was up at Madigan Gulf in May and the lake was as dry as a bone.

Take a flight over it as this will be well worth the effort, water or not.
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Reply By: mid life - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 10:41

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 10:41
Was there in late June and you could stand on the waters edge at Lake Ayre South and it was awsome.
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Reply By: Wombat - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 11:05

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 11:05
When we were there in June there was plenty of water in Lake Eyre South. In fact a couple who pulled in at the same time as us drove right down to the water's edge. Don't know how quickly it dries up though.
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Reply By: Pyalong - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 11:42

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 11:42
was there week and half ago......could see water from oodnadatta road at lake eyre south...but at muloorina at lake eyre north...couldn't see a drop.

Have fun anyway!
Cheers
Mick.
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Reply By: Stevo - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 13:20

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 13:20
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