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Cooper's Creek
 
Black Kites circling
Black Kites Circling
Anabranch
Anabranch
Main stream
Main Stream
Straw-necked Ibis flock
Flock of Straw-necked Ibis
Below old ford
Below Old Ford
Road train on bridge
Road Train On Bridge
Cooper Bridge
Cooper Bridge
Two Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis
Large Gum Tree
Big Gum Tree
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Cooper's Creek is the eastern-most of the major rivers draining the Lake Eyre Basin. Its formal beginning is between Windorah and Jundah when the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers join but these two drain an area extending east to the Great Dividing Range and north to the Uplands around Hughenden. Cooper's Creek runs as a braided stream with numerous channels running parallel to each other, frequently merging and dividing and sometimes forming semi-permanent waterholes. In the dry season, Currareva Waterhole north-east of Windorah carries most of Cooper's Creek water in a long waterhole crossed by the Diamentina Developmental Road between Quilpie and Windorah via Cooper Bridge 12 kilometres from Windorah.