The Queensland weather bureau says water might start flowing into Lake Eyre in South Australia’s far north for the first time in eight years.
Water from the recent floods in Queensland is starting to make its way down the Georgina and Diamantina rivers towards the lake.
The bureau’s hydrology manager Peter Baddiley says there is still plenty of time left in the wet season, so even more water could reach the system.
“We’ve got two or three months to run on our wet season but really these floods that have started up in the start of January and are running down our channel country now are the first pulse of the season,” he said.
“But there’s not a lot of volume in it.
“Future rain over the next couple of months would certainly increase the chance of water arriving into Lake Eyre in more significant quantity.”