Work began on the Lawson Syphon in 1939, stopped during the war years and was completed in 1955.
From the head in the Mulwala Canal (from Lake Mulwala) the water flows down a steep gradient, through segmented gates and into the syphon consisting of two 3-
The water first flows through the syphon for 760m under the river and billabongs, surfaces for approximately 1000m, and then re-
The syphon is designed for a total flow of 1000 cubic feet of water per second, or 540 million gallons per day.
The syphon is approximately 6 km south-
Distance & direction from Sydney: 726 Klms SW
Lawson Syphon Road, Deniliquin