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Overshadowed by the vastness of Lake Eyre, Goyder Lagoon, south of Birdsville misses some of the attention it richly deserves.

Goyder Lagoon, wedged between  the formidable Simpson and Sturt Stony deserts, is the catchment area for the  Diamantina  and Georgina Rivers when they bring floodwaters from western Queensland.

When this happens it becomes a vast plain of vibrant green and a myriad of water channels.

Eventually, as they are doing now,  the waters flow into Lake Eyre.

The Lagoon is quite full at the moment but the levels are beginning to drop.