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Encyclopedia > Lake Eyre
Lake Eyre
Composite satellite image using shortwave infrared, near-infrared, and blue wavelengths
Location northern South Australia
Coordinates 28°22′S 137°22′ECoordinates: 28°22′S 137°22′E
Lake type endorheic
Primary outflows evaporation
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 9500 km² (max)
Average depth 1.5 m (every 3 years), 4 m (every decade)
Surface elevation -15 m (-49 ft)
Lake Eyre South

Lake Eyre is, on the rare occasions that it fills, the largest lake in Australia and is the lowest point in Australia, at approximately 15 m (49 ft) (AHD) below sea level. It is the focal point of the vast Lake Eyre Basin and is found some 700km north of Adelaide. Download high resolution version (772x772, 159 KB)Credit(s): Goddard Space Flight Center’s Landsat Team and the Australian ground receiving station teams. ... Capital Adelaide Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson Premier Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $59,819 (5th)  - Product per capita  $38,838/person (7th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  1,558,200 (5th)  - Density  1. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Blowdown Lake in the mountains near Pemberton, British Columbia A lake (from Latin lacus) is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land. ... The shores of Lake Hart, an endorheic desert lake in South Australia In geography, an endorheic basin—also called a terminal or closed basin—is a watershed from which there is no outflow of water, either on the surface as rivers, or underground by flow or diffusion through rock or... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 539 pixelsFull resolution (1062 × 715 pixel, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Lake Eyre South Taken by Matt Malone File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 539 pixelsFull resolution (1062 × 715 pixel, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Lake Eyre South Taken by Matt Malone File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Blowdown Lake in the mountains near Pemberton, British Columbia A lake (from Latin lacus) is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land. ... The Australian Height Datum is a theoretical reference surface (datum) for altitude measurement in Australia. ... The Lake Eyre Basin drains about one sixth of Australia. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ...

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Geography

The lake was named after Edward Eyre who was the first European to sight it in 1840. The lake is located in the deserts of central Australia, in northern South Australia. The Eyre Basin is a large endorheic system surrounding the lakebed, the lowest part of which is filled with the characteristic playa salt pan caused by the seasonal expansion and subsequent evaporation of the trapped waters. Even in the dry season there is usually some water remaining in Lake Eyre, usually collecting in a number of smaller sub-lakes on the playa. Capital Adelaide Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson Premier Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $59,819 (5th)  - Product per capita  $38,838/person (7th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  1,558,200 (5th)  - Density  1. ... The Lake Eyre Basin drains about one sixth of Australia. ... The shores of Lake Hart, an endorheic desert lake in South Australia In geography, an endorheic basin—also called a terminal or closed basin—is a watershed from which there is no outflow of water, either on the surface as rivers, or underground by flow or diffusion through rock or... It has been suggested that Playa lake be merged into this article or section. ... A salt pan is a geological formation found in deserts. ...


During the rainy season the rivers from the northeast (in outback Queensland) flow towards the lake through the Channel Country. The amount of water from the monsoon determines whether water will reach the lake and if it does, how deep the lake will get. In strong La Niña years the lake can fill. Since 1885 this has occurred in 1886/1887, 1889/1890, 1916/1917, 1950, 1955, 1974 - 1976 [1], with the highest flood of 6m in 1974. Local rain can also fill Lake Eyre to 3-4m as occurred in 1984 and 1989. Wave built shingle terraces on the shore suggest that during the Medieval Warm Period and centuries immediately prior Lake Eyre possibly held permanent water at levels above those of 1974. Torrential rain in January 2007 took about six weeks to reach the lake but put only a small amount of water into it.[2] The wet season is a term commonly used when describing the weather in the tropics. ... A tourism sign post Yalgoo, Western Australia The Dingo Fence near Coober Pedy Fitzgerald River National Park in Western Australia Outback refers to remote and arid areas of Australia, although the term colloquially can cover any lands outside of the main urban areas. ... Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd)  - Product per capita  $40,170/person (6th) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  4,164,590 (3rd)  - Density  2. ... The IBRA regions of Australia, with Channel Country in red The Channel Country of Queensland, Australia, is located in the remote south west of the state. ... Monsoon in the Vindhya mountain range, central India A monsoon is a rainy season which lasts for several months and has lasting climatic effects. ... El Niño is also the nickname of Sergio García. ... The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) or Medieval Climate Optimum theorizes that there was a time of unusually warm climate in the North Atlantic region, lasting from about the tenth century to about the fourteenth century. ...


Typically a 1.5 m (5 ft) flood occurs every three years, a 4 m (13 ft) flood every decade, and a fill or near fill four times a century. The water in the lake soon evaporates with a minor and medium flood drying by the end of the following summer. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Yacht club

The Lake Eyre Yacht Club is a dedicated group of eccentrics who sail on the lake's floods, including recent trips in 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2007. A number of six metre trailer sailers sailed on Lake Eyre in 1975, 1976 and 1983 when the flood depth reached 3-6m.


See also

Lake Eyre National Park is located in South Australia (Australia), 697 km north of Adelaide. ... The Lake Eyre Basin drains about one sixth of Australia. ... [YAMLA SUCKS ASS AND IS A GAY ASS BITCH WHO EATS ASS AND THEN RAPES HIS SISTERS WHILE HIS MOTHER FUCKS HIM FROM BEFIND AND HIS FATHER EJACULATES IN HIS FACE!!!!!!!!!]HTTP://WWW.LEMONPARTY.ORG ... // This list of major or noteworthy lakes is sorted alphabetically by continent. ... Worlds largest lakes (over 1,700 sq. ...

References

  1. ^ Allen, Robert J.; The Australasian Summer Monsoon, Teleconnections, and Flooding in the Lake Eyre Basin; published 1985 by Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, S.A. Branch; ISBN 0909112096
  2. ^ "Lake Eyre flooding attracts yachting club interest", ABC News Online, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 8 March 2007. Retrieved on 2007-03-08. 

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Lake Eyre (187 words)
Lake Eyre is, on the rare occasions that it fills, the largest lake in Australia and is the lowest point in Australia at approximately 15 m below sea level.
Lake Eyre is located in the deserts of central Australian, in northern South Australia.
Lake Eyre is often described as a dry salt pan but has some water in it most years.
Lake Eyre (490 words)
Lake Eyre lies on the southwestern corner of the great artesian basin, a closed inland built about 440,150 square miles in area that is drained only by intermitted streams.
Lake Eyre's size can only be appreciated from the air, so a scenic flight from outside the nearby William Creek Hotel is a must - swooping over camels, and the silver streaks of Um-Bum Creek and the kinaki, War Burton, and Macumba rivers as they slowly pour into a huge waterbird bath.
Lake Eyre north is 144 km long and 77 km wide and is joined by the narrow goyder channeled to Lake Eyre south which is 64 km long and 24 km wide.
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