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How dry is the Simpson Desert?


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March 12, 2009 7:03AM

It varies. Whilst the Simpson Desert is a desert because it receives less than 250mm of rain per year, it also has sections of waterholes. The best known of the waterholes is Dalhousie Springs, which are permanent springs where visitors can bathe. These artesian springs appear to be bottomless, and they lie along the course of the ancient Finke River. There is also the Kaliduwarry Waterhole, a permanent supply which stretches for some 30 kilometres.