Dry as a bone since 2002, about seven years, Menindee Lake was rather a disappointment but not an absolute loss from a photographer’s view point.
The lake looks to be about ten kilometres wide, more or less round, with the scrub of the far bank only just visible from the sand dune on which the caravan park is built overlooking the dry lake bed.
Cattle have sunk up to their knees in the mud as the water has receeded in days long gone. The surface supports a small amount of ground cover type vegitation. Fresh water mussel shells litter the ground along with cow plops here and there.
The odd wattle has sprung up, breaking the monotony of the stark landscape.
But the feature of most interest is the stumps of the rotted off wattle scrub, submerged for many years and weathered in recent times, presenting a minature landscape element of great interest.