Central Australia is a vast arid region that stretches from Western Australia,
through southern part of the Northern Territory, northern part of South
Australia and the south west corner of Queensland.
It is a region that bears
the tracks of dry river beds cutting across the desert landscape, many seeming
to just disappear into the sand, whilst others converge from tributaries into
the major arterial riverways, that flow into dry claypans, basins and lakes.
Some of these lakes and basins are arid salt encrusted environments, such as can
be seen at
Lake Eyre and the Armadeus Salt Lake System. With the advent of heavy
rainfall, once dry riverbeds can quickly fill, becoming swollen with water...