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Flood Water News 2019: Waters reach Lake Eyre!

 

Monday March 18, 2019: Lake Eyre begins filling with Queensland floodwaters.(Weather News)

Picture by Trevor Wright: Flood waters start to flow in to the top of Lake Eyre North 18/3/2019.

The parched landscape of outback South Australia is being rejuvenated by floodwaters that are now beginning to trickle into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. Floodwaters from north Queensland have travelled about 1,000 kilometres to reach the ephemeral water source via the Channel Country. William Creek charter pilot Trevor Wright said the speed and volume of the water had been greater than expected. He said water had started to go into the northern end of the lake after filling Goyder Lagoon closer to Queensland.He said pelicans and black ducks were already arriving in the area, along with boaties keen to make the most of the rare occurrence.

"There's definitely more birdlife that's really starting to appear and I'd expect in the next few weeks or few months quite a considerable increase along that Diamantina floodplain," he said. Mr Wright said the water was travelling at 2–3 kilometres per hour in places.
"It has got some positives for the pastoralists on the floodplains and hopefully it'll increase the amount of tourism in South Australia and employment," he said.

Wrightsair

The Lake Eyre Scenic and Charter Flight Specialists

WRIGHTSAIR, "The Spirit of the Outback" & Lake Eyre Scenic Flight & Charter Flight Specialist was established in 1992 by Trevor Wright. It operates under the LA & AM Matthews Air Operator's Certificate, providing scenic and charter flights by highly experienced commercial pilots with extensive outback experience.

The company specialises in Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda) & Anna Creek Painted Hills outback scenic flights, as well as, Aboriginal Art Tours and aircraft charter from William Creek, Marree and Coober Pedy in outback South Australia. We operate highly maintained high wing single engine aircraft and low wing well appointed twin engined aircraft.

The fleet includes two twin engine Aerostar aircraft and in the single engine range: a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, GA8 Airvan, Cessna 210, Cessna 207, Cessna 206, Cessna 182 and Cessna 172. These aircraft are utilised for their reliability, comfort and suitability in outback areas of Australia. 

AWARD WINNING

2016, 2017 & 2018 SA Tourism Award Winner

Wrightsair is proud to be the winner of the 2016, 2017 & 2018 Award for "Major Tour and Transport Operator & to have been inducted into the S.A. Tourism 'Hall of Fame'.

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