Stories of the rivers…
WATER flows and foams and forms moving patterns of white as it comes down the South Esk.
The foamy patterns are not soap suds or pollution. They are the result of aeration as the water splashes and swirls from turgid rapids to calmer pools.
The effluence of the South Esk into First Basin, below the Alexandra suspension footbridge, is a good place to see the foamy swirls. They also appear in places further down towards where the South Ek empties into the Tamar River.
Cataract Gorge, South Esk River, Tasmania.
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