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Lake Eyre’s biggest flood in nearly 50 years | 7.30

2019-05-09 2,190 47 157,998 YouTube

The waters that devastated northern Queensland earlier this year are resurrecting the country’s parched central deserts, notably the Lake Eyre basin. It’s being called a ‘special flood’, possibly the biggest to make its way through Lake Eyre in nearly half a century. Environmentalists say the Lake Eyre Basin is becoming a last refuge for wildlife as irrigation, dams and diversions choke the life out of the once mighty Murray Darling. Regional correspondent Dominique Schwartz and cameraman Ben Deacon travelled through the heart of Australia for this special report. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-09/lake-eyre-is-a-wild-river-system-left-to-run-its-course/11035506 For more from ABC News, click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/ Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE You can also like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Or follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au Or even on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews