A new Queensland "mega-river", borne of the flooding in Townsville, is large enough to be seen from space.
A year's worth of driving rain has now flooded the Flinders River system, converting into a water-logged plain that spans a massive 60 kilometres in width.
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"The amount of rainfall has been staggering. Above 500mm of rain spread across a vast region - 300km across and 200km north," Sky News meteorologist Rob Sharpe told News Corp.
"The Flinders River System is now a flood plain. This is a mega river making its way up to the gulf."
All the water has now collected into one basin, and is beginning to spill over into other rivers, reports 7 News.
The enormous river has only been in existence for two weeks, but it is already a direct contributor to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of cattle.
Their dead bodies are now posing a high risk of disease, with one woman dead and nine seriously ill in Townsville after becoming infected by melioidosis bacteria after the flood, reports 7 News.
Around one in five people who contract the infection die.