What is special about the boat race at the Henley-on-Todd Regatta?
The Henley-on-Todd Regatta (also called the Todd River Race) is a “boat” race held annually in the typically dry sandy bed of the Todd River in Alice Springs, Australia. “Boats” are made from metal frames and hung with banners and advertisements, and teams of “rowers” run their boats in races through the hot sand.
On which river is there an annual regatta without any water?
The Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta is a fun, quirky and eclectic ‘boat’ race held each year on the dry sandy bed of the Todd River in Alice Springs, Australia – it’s the only dry river boating Regatta in the world.
What country has a boat race without any water?
The Henley-on-Todd Regatta might be one of the most unusual boat races in the world, as it lacks one key element – water. The annual event takes place in Alice Springs, Australia, a remote desert town in the Northern Territory.
How did the Todd River get its name?
It was proclaimed as Alice Springs in 1933; the name came from that of a local oasis near the telegraph station whose namesake, Alice Todd, was the wife of the superintendent of telegraphs. Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
When was the last time the Todd River flowed?
The Todd last flowed just before Christmas 2020, during an atypically wet December when total rainfall at Alice Springs Airport hit 86.6mm, which represented a 224 per cent increase on the long-term average of 38.7mm.
Is Lake Eyre full?
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Is the Todd River dry?
The Todd is in a very arid part of Australia and has zero to very low flow during 95% of the year. When it does flow, it carries a heavy sediment load picked up from the grazing land around the Bond Springs homestead which lends its waters a milky chocolate colour and renders them completely opaque.
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Is there water in the Todd River Alice Springs?
It joins up with the Hale River with the water eventually ending up in Lake Eyre, itself often no more than dry bed. The arid conditions around Alice Springs means the Todd is dry for around 95 per cent of the time.