Water catchments of Australia

Water catchments of Australia

4018 × 3242

‘This is incredible. I love the way there are so many large catchment areas in the east of the continent however once you get in to the west it is all broken up into tiny sections … Tiny?! Some of those catchment areas are still the size of Belgium … Thank you kind sir for using my country as a measuring reference … For some reason, unknown to me, us Aussies use Belgium a lot when referring to the size of portions of Australia. I don’t get it, but that just happens … Belgium is probably the most well known, culturally significant country that’s extremely small.

It’s a good benchmark. Everyone knows about Singapore but everyone also knows that it’s basically just a city. Not everyone knows about Luxembourg and Lichtenstein.

But Belgium was a coloniser, and went to war with other European countries. It’s a big deal, so it feels meaningful to say “we’re so massive you could fit Belgium into one of our cattle stations”.’

River basins of North Dakota

River basins of North Dakota

3386 × 1993

‘I’m always fascinated when I drive between Jamestown and Valley City on I-94 and I see that big marker, “CONTINENTAL DIVIDE”. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, in a flat expanse.

Get up to a place like Harvey where the James and Sheyenne come within 10 miles of one another. Perfectly walkable over mild terrain. And yet, the waters in each river diverge, never to cross again, destined to end up on complete opposite ends of the continent. Incredible …. There’s a creek in Wyoming which splits (which is rare enough, rivers typically don’t do that), with one part flowing to the Atlantic and the other flowing to the Pacific’

River basins of Germany

River basins of Germany

980 × 1385

‘This is awesome. Each one of those big, and sometimes smaller ones, has an amazing cycle path running along it if you’re into long bike rides and camping out. I’ve done most of the stuff in the southwest because i live there so this is interesting to see where to go next when its safe to get back out on the roads’–youwutnow

River basins of Scandinavia and the Baltic states

River basins of Scandinavia and the Baltic states

2035 × 2614

‘Out of Nordics, Sweden has the largest lake (Vänern; 5545km²) and Finland the second-largest (Saimaa, 4400km²). These are the largest and second-largest lakes in Europe (excluding Russia’s Ladoga; 18130km² and Onega 9700km²). Finland used to have half Ladoga before WW2. The Caspian Sea (371000km²) is in Asia and is the largest lake in the world … This guy lakes’

River basins of Western Australia

River basins of Western Australia

1920 × 2403

‘Now that we’re talking about the Australian desert, where are we going to execute the plan to flood the lower sub-sea-level part of Australia to introduce more moisture into the atmosphere Global warming can’t be a problem if you do it deliberately to introduce a wetter world … I think the British wanted to do this too. It sounds like a good idea if you want to settle this new created oasis, but thinking about the aborigines that live there and will lose their territory makes it a bad idea’