FLOODS OF LAKE EYRE

Chapters and Page Numbers

 

Introduction 1
Lake Eyre Basin 2

Geomorphology 2
Topography 4
Surface Water 8
Groundwater 10
Climate 12
Land Use 17
Lake Eyre 19
Lake Eyre North 20
Goyder Channel 26
Lake Eyre South 27
Tributaries 28
Cooper Creek 30
Diamantina River 36
Macumba 42
Neales 44
Other Tributaries of Lake Eyre North 45
Frome 45
Warriner and Margaret Creeks 47
Flow Conditions 47
Historical Floods 48
Palaeohydrology 48
Early Explorers 50
1949-1950 Flood 52
1974-77 Flood 54
Correlations 56
Modelled Floodings 60
Model 60
Calibration 61
Assumptions 61
Results of Modelling 62
Meteorological Conditions 66
7 January 1984 Flood 66
Streamflow 67
Rainfall 67
Lake Eyre Flooding 68
Hydrometric Stations Reconnaissance 75
Watering the Desert 76
Future Data Collections 78
Conclusions 79
Afterword 81
References 85

Appendix A: Records of Flood And Rainfall 88
Appendix B: Water Quality Data 91
Glossary 92
Abbreviations 96
Index 97
 

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