Our catchment

Desert Channels region is the State’s largest catchment. It comprises the Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin (509,933 sq km) which is divided into the Georgina/Diamantina Catchment and the Cooper Creek Catchment.

Rivers in the Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin are the major contributors of inflow to Lake Eyre. It is estimated that of the water that enters SA some 40% is contributed by Cooper Creek and 60% by the Georgina and Diamantina (DNR 1997).

DCQ has developed a
Community Information Paper
that provides more information about our catchment.

DCQ catchment