Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga

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Lake Mulwala, a manmade reservoir created through the construction of the Yarrawonga Weir across the Murray River, is located between and in Hume region of Victoria and in the Riverina region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The weir was constructed in 1939 to provide water for irrigation of the surrounding district. The weir also serves as a crossing of the Murray between the two towns; in addition to the crossing located via the Mulwala Bridge.Location and featuresThe road bridge across the lake was built before the lake was filled, commenced in 1917 and completed in 1924. It replaced an earlier wooden bridge built in 1889-1891. The bridge was started from both ends, each by the respective state government. Unfortunately, they didn't coordinate their efforts, and the bridge has a dip and a bend in the middle to make the two ends meet.The Yarrawonga weir is the farthest downstream obstruction across the Murray that does not have a navigation lock through it. When full, the lake is above sea level. The weir is upriver from the river mouth.Lake Mulwala is a renowned fishery for the native Murray Cod and is one of the few places where this Australian native freshwater fish is still reasonably common.
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  • Get down to the river and have a swim. Plenty of places below the weir with sandy beaches and only a few people. Just peaceful, relaxing with the wildlife, having a drink and a fish if you so desire. ...  more »
  • Lake Mulwala is spectacular! Beautiful sunrises and amazing sunsets! We come here to catch the elusive Murray Cod and we do. For us the 8 hour drive is definitely worth it.  more »
  • Exceeded all expectations Stunning location Stayed at club Mulwala - beautiful clean accomodation Great value for money Breakfast fantastic Staff were very friendly  more »

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