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Plenty of Water

an experience of the outback

Something you'll notice on your trip to the northern half of the Northern Territory is the seemingly endless supply of water coming from the sky overhead. Billions of litres of fresh water drains into the ocean instead of being harvested and diverted south to the farms in desperate need of a drink.
 
On a trip to Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park near Katherine, the skies bucketed down water upon us. Very quickly the large catchment areas of sun-heated rock became swollen with raging warm water. Swimming in the water was almost like being in a warm bath.

 
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Matthew Strahorn
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on 03/11/2008 send a message to Matthew Strahorn

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