Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Conditions



Regular updates on Lake Eyre water levels, bird life, road conditions and more.
Tom Putt

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre Information

Water Level:
May 2024: Lake Eyre North is currently filling with water.
Birdlife is increasing, especially with pelicans and wading birds.

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Lake Eyre Conditions & Water Levels

As of May 2024:

  •  Lake Eyre North is currently filling with water. 
  •  Warburton Groove is currently flowing with water entering Lake Eyre North via the Warburton Groove.
  •  Belt Bay is covered by water and water is flowing into Jackboot Bay.
  •  Lake Eyre South is currently dry.

Real time status can be found on the Lake Eyre Yacht Club website.

Flood Waters Near Bedourie April 2023B
Flood Waters Near Bedourie April 2023C
Flood Waters Near Bedourie April 2023D
Flood Waters Near Bedourie April 2023A

Birdlife - Channel Country

Birdlife is frequently seen by air but not all bird types may be found on every flight (we cannot guarantee viewing of birds).

Currently, May 2024, there are increasing numbers of pelicans & other birds, especially wading birds.

Currently, whilst in flood, Pelicans, Swans, Cormorants,  Ducks, Terms & Seagulls can also be found here and throughout the Channel Country.

Wildflowers and Vegetation

May 2024: Currently wildflowers & other vegetation abound in the Channel Country and amongst the Painted Hills.

Wildflowers are often seen at the Anna Creek Painted Hills after rainfall! - book your flight with a ground tour here

Road Conditions

Our office cannot provide road guarantees.

General information and warnings for outback roads can be found on the South Australian Department of Transport website: https://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/OutbackRoads

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