A dry Bremer River

 

 

The rivers of the eastern south coast of Western Australia do not flow all year round and the river pools often require a large rainfall event in the upper catchment to refill them. The left photo was taken in May 2006 and the right hand photo on 25 June 2011. Water salinity can increase dramatically through evapo-concentration. The aquatic fauna of the region is well adapted to these variable salinity conditions.

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