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The floodplains of the top end are that connection between the higher ground and the river systems that discharge high volumes of wet season water into the oceans. Water often runs off the higher ground and accumulates on the floodplains and is held there until it can reach the smaller creeks and ultimately the main river. The top half is the main floodplain where the accumulation occurs and the water drains to the creek which has formed against the higher ground. Captured from about 2500 feet the flow of water and interaction of heights can be seen and highlighted by the area of green where the water layers for long enough for algae and plant life to grow.
This artwork is very literal in many ways. The East Alligator River is a tidal river that relies heavily on the surrounding floodplains, to feed back in to the main river system. As the floodplains drain, they create little creeks leading into the river, which moves baitfish off the floodplains and into the East Alligator, which then Barramundi and other marine life feed off. Without the floodplains and seasonal rains, these creeks wouldn't be formed and would not allow for the cycle of life to continue. It would simply become lifeless.