Australian Rivers and Waterways
"From the Snowy Mountains Scheme to flash flooding rivers - Australia has some very unique Dams & Rivers!"
Discover our Unique Waterways
Australia is mostly an arid country however the northern tropics and eastern ranges provide much-needed rainfall that feed a unique
water system that spreads right across the continent.
Lake Eyre in northern South Australia is the largest of many similar lakes that spring to life when the rains bring cascades of water flowing down dry river beds.
The fish are resurrected from muddy holes and before the water has reached Lake Eyre the birds have come from literally hundreds of miles around to have their once in ten years or so banquet.
Nevertheless, the Murray River system is one of the longest in the world as it gathers water from nearly half of
Australia's land mass and dumps it in the Great Southern Oceanb at Goolwa, yet another strange yet wonderful Australian phenomenoum.
The river runs through three states Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia and has four major dams, a number of storage weirs and locks it is the
major domestic water supply for over 1.5 million households. The
ABORIGINALS have had an interest in the river for some 40,000 years and golfers love the place as there are
some thirty seven golf courses along the banks.