A view of the eastern end of the lake.
|Location||Victoria, New South Wales|
|Primary inflows||Murray River|
|Primary outflows||Murray River|
|Surface elevation||124.9 m|
Lake Mulwala (Murray River between Yarrawonga in Victoria and Mulwala in New South Wales to provide irrigation water for the surrounding district. Crossing the Murray between the two towns is possible across the weir as well as Mulwala Bridge .) was created in 1939 by building a dam across the
The 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 124.9 metres above sea level. The weir is 1992 kilometres upstream from the Murray 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.
- "The Yarrawonga Mulwala Story". Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism Inc. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
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