It is OBE Organic’s position that the Lake Eyre Basin’s rivers and floodplains are of significant environmental, social, cultural, and economic value and its pristine condition, along with the integrity of the natural seasonal water flows, must be protected.
Read our position statement here https://www.obeorganic.com/position-statement-on-the-protection-of-the-lake-eyre-basin-rivers-and-floodplains-in-queensland/.
Let’s take a look at the Mulligan River in southwest Queensland. It starts at an elevation of 205m & ends at an elevation of 62.2m. The Mulligan River, shown in this image, drops around 142m over its 309km length. Reference.
This part of Australia is known as the Channel Country. It features an arid landscape with a series of ancient flood plains from rivers which only flow intermittently. When there is sufficient rainfall in their catchment area these rivers flow into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre in South Australia.